The Real Goodfellas
It has taken them over 30 years, but the FBI have finally charged members of the New York mafia with the 1978 Lufthansa heist at JFK – made famous by the movie Goodfellas.
Five high-ranking members of the Bonanno organized crime family were arrested and charged in pre-dawn raids on Thursday morning in connection with the $6 million robbery that is still one of the largest cash thefts in American history.
The arrests took place across New York and included Thomas ‘Tommy D’ DiDiore, who is believed to be the highest ranking member of the Bonanno family outside of prison and Vincent Asaro, 78, who is alleged to be a captain, or capo in the ranks of the crime family.
By JAMES NYE
PUBLISHED: 10:18 EST, 23 January 2014 | UPDATED: 19:47 EST, 23 January 2014
30 years? Give yourself a pat on the back and buy yourself a cookie, FBI. You took 30 fuckin years to bust some of the most notorious mobsters in the United States, and nobody was cheering for you from the get go. I thank the FBI for protecting us against terrorists on our own soil and shit like that, but when it comes to something like this, I’m cheering for the mob all day. If you have ever seen Goodfellas, A Bronx Tale, Casino, The Godfather, The Departed, A Bronx Tale, or any other classic mob flick, you begin to like the mob. You watch a movie like Goodfellas, and you want to become a mobster. You want the rich lifestyle filled with money, fresh suits, hookers, and gambling, but you can’t have it because you’re not connected. Who are they really harming anyway? The common man, like you and me? Nope. They live in their criminal underworlds and if you fuck with them, you’re gonna have it coming for you. So, don’t fuck with the mob, it’s that easy. It’s not like these guys are driving around like a bunch of animals doing drive-bys with AK’s and shooting anyone in their way. They are classier than that, and they have business to take care of, so let them take care of it. A strong business, and I would like to thank them for allowing us degenerate Americans to gamble our paychecks on sports. The mob created public gambling. Haven’t you seen Casino? Shit, the mob founded Las Vegas. Thank you mob. And if it means that a few basketball games are fixed every here and there, then so be it. Basketball needed some spice anyways. It will never be as good as it was in the 90’s. Tim Donaghy can go fuck himself, but that is beyond the point.
“You shit kickin, stinky horse manure smellin, motherucker you!”
The point is that great directors like Martin Scorcese and talented screenwriters like Terence Winter have done an awesome job glorifying the mafia. Some of my favorite movies were created by Scorcese. So in a case like this, where the FBI thinks they are sick because they cracked a case from 19 fuckin 78, I would like to remind them they they were founded by John Edgar Hoover, a douche of a man. Hoover was more queer than a polar bear in Africa. The guy was a flamer, and if you watch Boardwalk Empire, you know what I’m talking about. It looks like the hardo in the Under Armor is following in Hoover’s footsteps…
Under Armor hardo: “Yo what are you looking at? Oh ya, thats right…ME. See what I did there? You wanna start something? Didn’t think so bro. Didn’t think so. Put your camera away before I break your hand.”
For fuck sake give the poor old man a break. The guy is about to keel over in the next few years, and you’re gonna make him die in jail? No respect, absolutely no respect.
Unfortunately, Deniro’s character in Goodfellas, Jimmy Conway, got busted. The real life Jimmy Conway is known as James Burke, little did I know that Burke was sentenced to 12 years in prison in 1982 for fixing games involving the Boston College basketball team. Jimmy Conway probably has the best movie introduction out of any character in Hollywood history.
“The bartender got a 100 just for keeping the ice cubes cold.” Jimmy Conway you are a legend…”The Irishman is here to take all you Guineas’ money.”
And FBI, don’t think you’re sick for busting these guys,especially you, Under Armor hardo, you may have a meeting with a cocktail glass soon…
By: Dago Joe