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Saturday, October 24, 2015
Pals So Mad At 'Goodfellas' Turncoat Henry Hill They Skipped His Wake
Selim Algar at the New York Post offers a piece on the current trial of mobster Vincent Asaro.
“Goodfellas” mob rat Henry Hill was so hated by some of his former pals that they skipped his 2012 wake.
“F–k him,” growled Bonanno capo Vinny Asaro on a secret recording played Friday at his trial in Brooklyn federal court.
On trial for the famed 1978 Lufthansa heist that was featured in Martin Scorsese’s 1990 flick “Goodfellas,” Asaro told his wire-wearing turncoat cousin, Gaspare Valenti, that he didn’t bother to attend Hill’s wake.
“That’s one less left of Lufthansa,” Valenti chimed in, referring to Hill’s death and the dwindling number of crooks left from the score. “He made a big thing like he was there with us.”
“Yeah,” Asaro responded. “Piece of sh-t.”
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