FBI digging at former home of famed NY mobster

Posted: June 18, 2013 - 4:35pm


A woman ducks under crime-scene tape near the one-time home of famous gangster Jimmy Burke, Tuesday in New York. Burke, a Lucchese crime family associate known as "Jimmy the Gent," was the inspiration for Robert De Niro's character in the 1990 Martin Scorsese movie "Goodfellas." Burke died behind bars in 1996, two decades after authorities say he masterminded a nearly $6 million robbery at New York's Kennedy Airport, one of the largest cash thefts in American history. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
NEW YORK (AP) — Investigators with jackhammers and shovels are digging under a New York City house once occupied by a famous gangster who is said to...