Goodfellas Prosecutor Talks about Lufthansa Heist Arrest
Edward A. McDonald was there to deal with the real Henry Hill and the New York Crime Family involved in the Lufthanza Heist in 1978. A decade later he was also on the set of Martin Scorsese’s blockbuster, Goodfellas, playing himself as the prosecutor from the Justice Department who put the deal together for Hill and his girlfriend Karen, to enter the witness protection program.
Today, he’s one of America’s top Defense Attorneys and he was on the show in the light of the most recent arrest of 78-year-old Vincent “Vinny” Asaro, who is one of the few people arrested in that case.
“Almost everybody involved ended up dead,” McDonald told First News with Keeler in the Morning on Wednesday.
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