Friday Mar 03, 2023

Jimmy Burke planned the largest cash robbery in AMERICAN HISTORY!

๐ŸŒŸJames Burke, also known as "Jimmy the Gent," was an American gangster and Lucchese crime family associate who is believed to have organized the 1978 Lufthansa heist, the largest cash robbery in American history at the time. He was believed to be responsible for the deaths of those involved in the months after the robbery. Following the testimony of Henry Hill, Burke was convicted in 1982, of conspiracy charges related to his involvement in the 1978โ€“79 Boston College basketball point-shaving scandal, and sentenced to 12 years in prison. While in prison, he was convicted of murder and sentenced to another 20 years. He died of cancer at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, New York, eight years before he would have been eligible for parole. Burke inspired the character Jimmy "The Gent" Conway, one of the main characters of the 1990 film Goodfellas, played by Robert De Niro. โณ๐•๐ˆ๐ƒ๐„๐Ž ๐‚๐‡๐€๐๐“๐„๐‘๐’ โณ 00:00 - Intro 02:30 - What weโ€™ll be covering today 03:44 - Growing up 07:02 - Making him a criminal 10:46 - Ciaccio extortion 20:37 - William โ€œBilly Batsโ€ Bentvena 23:50 - Lufthansa Heist 28:52 - After Lufthansa 32:08 - It all falls apart 33:45 - Richard Eaton 35:20 - Boston College Point Shaving 38:37 - The End of Jimmy Burke ๐Ÿ ๐€๐๐Ž๐”๐“ ๐ƒ๐š๐ง๐š ๐“๐ซ๐ฎ๐ฉ๐ฉ๐ข๐š๐ง๐š ๐Ÿ Your source for the life and history of infamous gangsters ... and some other stuff, too. Your go-to resource for information on famous gangsters' lives and histories, as well as other things. โœจ ๐‰๐Ž๐ˆ๐ ๐ƒ๐š๐ง๐š ๐“๐ซ๐ฎ๐ฉ๐ฉ๐ข๐š๐ง๐š โœจ โžŸ Dana Truppiana Channel: ๐ŸŽฅ๐ƒ๐š๐ง๐š ๐“๐ซ๐ฎ๐ฉ๐ฉ๐ข๐š๐ง๐š'๐ฌ ๐Ž๐“๐‡๐„๐‘ ๐•๐ˆ๐ƒ๐„๐Ž๐’๐ŸŽฅ โžŸJohn Gotti - The Teflon Don, took out Paul Castellano, taken down by Sammy the Bull Gravano ๐Ÿ”— โžŸGiosue Gallucci - His death caused the Mafia-Cammora war!! ๐Ÿ”— โžŸBig Jim Colosimo - Prostitution, Gambling, racketeering, taken down because he wouldn't get into bootlegging ๐Ÿ”— โžŸSalvatore Maranzano - The OG mafia creator whose face has only been captured in photos of his murder ๐Ÿ”— ๐Ÿ’Œ ๐‹๐„๐“'๐’ ๐’๐“๐€๐˜ ๐ˆ๐ ๐“๐Ž๐”๐‚๐‡ ๐Ÿ’Œ โžŸ IG: ๐Ÿ”— โžŸTwitter: ๐Ÿ”— โžŸ FB: ๐Ÿ”— ๐Ÿ”— โžŸ YouTube ๐Ÿ”— โžŸWebsite: ๐Ÿ”— #sicilianmafia #irish #irishmafia #lucchese #history #mafia #facts #life #lifestyle #mobs #americanmafia #crime #truecrime #lufthansa #lufthansacargo ๐‘๐„๐‹๐€๐“๐„๐ƒ ๐’๐„๐€๐‘๐‚๐‡๐„๐’ : lufthansa heist james burke connections jimmy the gent burke james lee burke biggest heist in history

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