Prosecutor: 'Goodfellas' Heist Defendant Embraced Mob LifeAn aging mobster lived a long life of crime highlighted by the $6 million heist in 1978 that was retold in the classic Mafia movie "Goodfellas,'' a prosecutor said Friday in closing arguments at a federal racketeering trial.
Informant In Lufthansa Heist Case Says He Switched Sides Because He Was BrokeA mobster involved in a legendary heist retold in the film ``Goodfellas'' told a jury Wednesday that he became an informant because he was broke.
Trial Revisits Infamous 1978 Lufthansa Heist Portrayed In Movie 'Goodfellas'A trial is underway in the case against Vincent Asaro on charges he had a role in an infamous mob heist immortalized in the hit movie "Goodfellas.''
Mob Boss Turned Government Informant Sentenced To Time ServedJoseph Massino was the highest ranking mobster ever to turn government informant, having served as moss of the infamous Bonanno family.
DA: Members Of Bonanno Crime Crew Indicted In NYC Mob CrackdownA two-year investigation dismantled one crew of the family, including a captain, two capos, a soldier and several associates, Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance Jr. said.
'Vinny Gorgeous' Gets Another Life Term For Gangland HitThe former acting boss of the Bonanno crime family was found guilty in May. The same jury decided to spare him the death penalty last month.
Mobster 'Vinny Gorgeous' Avoids Death Sentence In Gangland Hit TrialThe jury deliberated less than two hours in federal court in Brooklyn before reaching the decision in the penalty phase at the trial of Vincent "Vinny Gorgeous" Basciano.
Witness Testimony In Vinny Gorgeous Trial Troubles JudgeJudge Nicholas Garaufis said he'll turn over the transcript to authorities who deal with ethical issues.
Acting Crime Boss 'Vinny Gorgeous' Found Guilty In 2004 Gangland HitVincent "Vinny Gorgeous" Basciano, 51, was already was serving a life sentence for an attempted murder conviction in 2007.
Ex-Mob Boss Turns On Accused Mafia Captain Vincent 'Vinny Gorgeous' BascianoThere was mob history in Brooklyn federal court on Tuesday. For the first time, the boss of one of New York's five families testified for the government.