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Anthony DeStefano on the Lufthansa heist

Anthony DeStefano is a veteran reporter who covered the Five Families in New York City for over three decades. He recently sat through the trial of New York mob boss Vincent Asaros who was charged with conspiracy in the famous 6 Million dollar cash and jewelry robbery from a Lufthansa Air cargo warehouse. He is currently a reporter for Newsday in New York City, specializing in criminal justice and legal affairs. Anthony has covered all of the important criminal trials in NYC. He reported on The Happy Land Social Club Fire, the trial of Gambino crime boss Peter Gotti, former Bonanno crime boss Joseph Massino, and the so-called “Mafia Cops.” He also covered the case against Wall Street Ponzi schemer Bernard Madoff from 2008 through 2014.

He has written several true crime books on New York crime families, including The Last Godfather: Joseph Massino and The Fall of The Bonanno Crime Family” (Citadel Press),¬†Mob Killer: The Bloody Rampage of Charlie Carneglia, Mafia Hit Man, Vinny Gorgeous: The Ugly Rise And Fall Of A New York Mobster, The War On Human Trafficking,¬†Gangland New York, and most recently The Big Heist: The Real Story of the Lufthansa Heist, the Mafia, and Murder.


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