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5 arrested in 1978 JFK Lufthansa 'Goodfellas' heist
(CNN) -- Five alleged mobsters, including Vincent Asaro, were arrested Thursday in a roundup, the FBI said.
Asaro, a reputed member of the Bonanno organized crime family, will be arraigned in federal court Thursday on a series of racketeering charges related to the 1978 Lufthansa heist at JFK International Airport, FBI spokeswoman Kelly Langmesser said.
Asaro is the first accused mobster to face charges in the Lufthansa heist. The crime netted more than $5 million in cash and $1 million in jewels.
The FBI did not immediately name the other four alleged mobsters who were arrested.
But FBI spokeswoman Adrienne Senatore said they face charges including robbery and extortion.
Not all the arrests are connected to the Lufthansa heist, she said.