Friday, November 13, 2015

Ex-FBI Agent: Weak Evidence Doomed Case Against 'Goodfellas' Lufthansa Heist Suspect Philip Messing

Philip Messing at the New York Post offers a piece on the trial of Vincent Asaro.

The retired FBI supervisor who led the federal probe into the Lufthansa heist told The Post on Thursday that he “had a feeling” the case might be too threadbare to convict accused mobster Vincent Asaro.
“My gut feeling was that they didn’t have enough evidence,” said Stephen Carbone, 74, who spent countless hours probing the infamous Dec. 11, 1978, rip-off.
“When I realized that the only witness was the cousin, I didn’t feel that would be enough to convict,” he said.
Carbone, who is long retired from the bureau, said he monitored the trial’s developments by reading daily newspaper accounts and spoke with federal officials before the trial started.
He insisted that he had “no inside knowledge” on whether Asaro was guilty of plotting the heist with Jimmy “The Gent” Burke, as the government charged.
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1 comment:

  1. Fact they always come out the rinse if not in the wash ,author Daniel Simone , of the infamous Largest American Successful Cash Heist is imbedded in the history crime books forever what happened on Dec 11, is all in book and the truth does not change that is why 5 stars goes out to The Author and if you ask me the Hero for launching it April 2015 was needed to get the greatest feeling in the World "Not Guilty " Verdict was announced I fell over in my chair with happiness! Vincent Asaro looked like he got back 20 years of his life instead of a Death Sentence imposed by his liar Rat cousin collecting 3 .k a month is the real story now ,if you ask me how these Feds ,fall for anything today !