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John Gotti's grandson, acquitted Lufthansa heist mastermind busted in mob takedown





John Gotti's grandson, acquitted Lufthansa heist mastermind busted in mob takedown John Gotti's grandson, acquitted Lufthansa heist mastermind busted in mob takedown

John Gotti, grandson of the late mob boss of the same name, faces new charges along with a Bonanno capo cleared in the infamous Lufthansa and five others. Gotti is seen outside the 113th Precinct in August.

A Bonanno capo cleared in the infamous Lufthansa heist and the jailed grandson of late mob boss John Gotti were busted in a mob takedown, officials said Wednesday.

Mafia veteran Vinnie Asaro, 81, was busted just 16 months after a jury acquitted him in the $6 million JFK Airport robbery immortalized in the mob movie classic “Goodfellas.”

John Gotti, 23, was sentenced to eight years in prison on a pair of Queens drug arrests just last month. He and Asaro were charged with arson, while Gotti also faces charges in a Queens bank robbery, authorities said.

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Five other mobsters were named in the newly-unsealed Brooklyn Federal Court indictments, and all were taken into custody Wednesday, according to authorities.

Arraignments were expected Wednesday afternoon.

Asaro, 81, was acquitted in November 2015 even though he was captured making incriminating statements on recordings done by his turncoat cousin Gaspare Valenti. One tape captured Asaro griping that he was stiffed of his 1978 Lufthansa share by mobster Jimmy (The Gent) Burke.

“What we was supposed to get, we got f---ed all around,” Asaro complained to his cousin in February 2011. “Got f---ed all around. That f---ing Jimmy (Burke) kept everything.”

The veteran mobster, who admitted that he was stunned by the Brooklyn Federal Court acquittal, barely had a chance to enjoy his freedom before the other shoe 


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