Tag Archives: James Burke

FBI finds possible human remains at Ozone Park home of late mobster ‘Jimmy the Gent’


| ctumola@queenscourier.com


Federal investigators have found possible human remains at the Ozone Park home of late mobster James “Jimmy the Gent” Burke, according to an FBI spokesperson.

Officials began searching the home Monday in regards to an ongoing investigation.

According to reports, the search  is likely not related to the Lufthansa heist at JFK Airport which Burke was allegedly behind.

During the 1978 theft, the perpetrators made off with almost $6 million in cash and jewels.

Burke, who was famously portrayed by Robert DeNiro in the film “Goodfellas,” is believed to have murdered several individuals connected to the airport heist.

He died from cancer in prison 17 years ago, and the home, located at 81-48 102nd Road, is now reportedly owned by one of his daughters.

 

RECOMMENDED STORIES

FBI searches Ozone Park home of late mobster


| ctumola@queenscourier.com


Federal investigators started searching the Ozone Park home of late mobster James “Jimmy the Gent” Burke Monday for “human remains and other evidence,” according to published reports.

Burke, who was famously portrayed by Robert DeNiro in the film “Goodfellas,” was allegedly behind the 1978 Lufthansa heist at JFK Airport, making off with almost $6 million in cash and jewels. It’s believed that Burke murdered several individuals connected to the crime.

According to reports, the investigation is likely not related to the Lufthansa heist.

The FBI confirmed to The Courier that there is currently a search under way regarding an ongoing investigation at 81-48 102nd Road, where Burke reportedly lived, but would not discuss the details.

Burke died from cancer in prison 17 years ago, and the home is now owned by one of his daughters, according to reports.

 

RECOMMENDED STORIES