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Saturday, October 11, 2014

Bonanno captain pleads guilty to digging up and moving dead body

The mobbed up son of alleged Lufthansa heist mastermind Vincent Asaro pleaded guilty in Brooklyn federal court Friday to digging up a body that had been buried years earlier by his father.
Bonanno captain Jerome Asaro, 56, will likely face up to 8 years in prison for his role in a variety of mob mayhem including arson and the grisly exhumation of mafia victim Paul Katz during the early 1980s.
The scion’s decrepit father, Vincent Asaro, 80, is still slated for trial on a slew of serious crimes – including the spectacular JFK heist depicted in Martin Scorsese’s “Goodfellas” – that could land him in jail for the rest of his life if convicted.
Prosecutors charge that the elder Asaro pulled off the $6 million robbery of the Lufthansa terminal along with Lucchese mobster Jimmy “The Gent” Burke who was played by Robert DeNiro in the film.
Vincent Asaro allegedly had Katz killed in 1969 as a favor to Burke because the Lucchese hood suspected him of tipping off authorities about the location of a stash house.
Asaro’s lawyer, Lawrence Fisher, asked the court to allow Asaro to mingle with his ailing father behind bars at the Metropolitan Detention Center.



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