Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

The Lufthansa Heist Revisited

Cast of Characters

James "Jimmy the Gent" Burke

4-13-1996

Died in prison

 

Paul "Paulie" vario

May 1988

Died in prison

Roberts' Lounge crew-members who took part in the robbery:"

Parnell Steven "Stacks, Stax" Edwards

12-18-1978

Found murdered

Martin "Marty" Krugman

01-06-1979

Reported missing

Thomas "Two-gun Tommy" DeSimone

01-14-1979

Reported missing

Teresa Ferrara

02-10-1979

Reported missing

Louis Cafora

March 1979

Reported Missing

Joseph "Joe Buddha" Manri

05/16/1979

Found Murdered

Robert "Frenchy" McMahon

05/16/1979

Found Murdered

Paolo LiCastri

06/13/1979

Found Murdered

Angelo John Sepe

07/18/1984

Found Murdered

Frank James Burke

05/18/1987

Found Murdered

Others who lost their lives:

Richard Eaton

07/18/1979

Found Murdered

Thomas Montelone

March 1979

Found Murdered

Joanna Cafora

March 1979

Reported Missing

Johanne Lombardo

07/18/1984

Found Murdered

Others associated with the incident:

Louis Werner: convicted for his role in robbery May 16, 1979

Peter Gruenwald: Government witness testified against Werner

William Fischetti: Government witness testified against Werner

Frank Menna: Government witness testified against Werner

Janet Barbieri: testified against Werner before grand jury

Henry Hill: Government witness testified against Burke and Vario

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