By Doug Feiden
The funds is available in as soon as a month by means of plane—untraceable money owed, totaling hundreds of thousands of dollars. And those males are going to scouse borrow it.
The Lufthansa Heist used to be the most audacious, and ecocnomic, crimes ever dedicated on U.S. soil. it's been immortalized in video clips like Goodfellas and the large Heist. the hot York crime households contributed brains and muscle and, on December eleven, 1978, those males stole nearly ten million dollars.
Then the our bodies all started piling up.
Doug Feiden weaves this spellbinding story of the crime and its bloody aftermath, the place the FBI began to piece jointly what had occurred, the place paranoia make the danger more than the present, and the place witnesses have been quickly silenced for sturdy.
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Extra resources for The 10,000,000 Dollar Getaway. The Inside Story of the Lufthansa Heist
At one time or another, on one job or another, he had raided a cargo terminal with each of them. But there was a far more compelling reason to involve them: they were dispensable. It was the one part of the Plan they would never be told about. Indeed, there would be no return engagements in the lives of Sepe, Stacks, and DeSimone after they took the final curtain call for Lufthansa. Two-Gun Tommy, tapped as one of the six ski-masked invaders of the Lufthansa blockhouse on the night of December 11, 1978, was murdered thirty-four days later, on the afternoon of January 14, 1979.
Brooklyn. Summertime. M. Paola (the Vamp) LiCastri was still looking for that big score, and he would die looking for it. Another man might have been content with his $100,000 share, but the Vamp wanted to be settled for life with still another hundred G’s he thought was coming to him, and the day he tried to extort it from his own gang was the day he cashed his life insurance policy, and he knew it. “This one doesn’t have to be clean,” Flatlands Tony was told. That was all he had to know. In the mob’s slightly askew way of looking at things, it is possible to show respect for a man even when you kill him; the Vamp would get no respect.
But that was a far cry from Atlanta. Interviews with penitentiary guards indicate that in the two years when their terms overlapped, the four men did little else but plot. ” says a former warden there. “We thought those guys were crazy. Acting everything out in the mess, pretending they were taking apart alarms or busting into safes, drawing maps and floor plans and God knows what else on paper napkins. We didn’t know what they were up to. Nobody did. ” It wasn’t a dress rehearsal yet. Instead of dark clothing and stocking masks, they wore regulation red jailhouse jumpsuits and blue tennis sneakers.