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On December 11th 1978 the biggest robbery in US history took place – the Lufthansa Heist. It was the perfect robbery and the mastermind behind it was the Irish gangster Jimmy the Gent Burke. The Irish Mob s1e3, 2007
December 11th 1978: a black van pulled up to the Lufthansa cargo terminal. Four men got out ... The money was completely untraceable ... Nearly six million dollars. Mobsters s4e8: Jimmy the Gent Burke
He kept money flowing to Paul Vario and the Lucchese crime family. ibid.
The [cargo] hijackings brought in cash by the truckload. ibid.
Lufthansa: seventy-two boxes of cash, jewellery and gold bullion into the back of the van. ibid.
[Henry] Hill was arrested on April 27th 1980. ibid.
Believe it or not, these guys will pull off the largest cash robbery in all the violent and bizarre history of American crime. The Big Heist 2001 starring Donald Sutherland & John Heard & Jamie Harris & Janet Kidder & Nick Sandow & Michael P Moran & Joe Pingue & Bo Rucker et al, director Robert Markowitz, commentary
We’re gonna rob Fort Knox. You want to come along for the ride? ibid. Burke
Henry Hill testified against the Gambinos and disappeared into the Witness Protection Program for a few years. ibid. commentary
The biggest cash robbery of all times. Bigger than the Great Train robbery. 10 Million Dollar Getaway 1991 starring John Mahoney & Gerry Bamman & Joseph Carberry & Terrence Mann & John McGregor & Christopher Murney & Tom Noonan & Wendell Pierce & Tom Signorelli & Mike Starr et al, director James A Contner
I got a plan to knock off twenty million bucks from Lufthansa. ibid. insider
You taste so good. ibid. her to him, Jimmy's homecoming
I love the smell of money. ibid. her to him
We roll. ibid. gang in van
Even though we only got half what we expected, ten million dollars still wasn't bad for an hour’s work. ibid.
He forgot to change the plates on the van. ibid.
What do you think our chances are of getting Ducks Corallo into the federal witness programme? ibid. rozzer
Well the house lost. A lot of guys lost. Maybe the guy who said crime doesn’t pay was right but I’ll tell you something – he wasn’t a wise guy. A real wise guy can never say no to a good scam. ibid. hero’s commentary