Over dinner with a bookkeeper, his associate henry hill learned of a shocking arrangement that was taking place at new yorks jfk airport once a month, millions of dollars in untraceable american currency would be flown into the airport, the result of monetary exchanges made for servicemen and. James jimmy the gent burke, gangster, 64, of wiseguy. In real life, jimmy the gent burke was a ruthless killer and associate of the luchesse crime family. James burke, also known as jimmy the gent, the big irishman, and the irish. He was also one of the leaders of the reallife goodfellas crew. Feds raid home of dead lucchese mobster burke in search of body by theboss june 18, 20 investigators from the fbi and nypd showed up at the home of former lucchese crime family mobster james jimmy. James burke july 5, 1931 april, 1996, also known as jimmy the gent, was an. The authors profile the gang members believed to be responsiblerunyonesque hoods with monikers like james jimmy the gent burke and martin bug eyes. Heist, will be available to sign copies of the book from 15 p. A new book reveals what really happened after the goodfellas. Jimmy burke a goodfella with a mean streak american.
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