Federal investigators started searching the Ozone Park home of late mobster James “Jimmy the Gent” Burke Monday for “human remains and other evidence,” according to published reports.
Burke, who was famously portrayed by Robert DeNiro in the film “Goodfellas,” was allegedly behind the 1978 Lufthansa heist at JFK Airport, making off with almost $6 million in cash and jewels. It’s believed that Burke murdered several individuals connected to the crime.
According to reports, the investigation is likely not related to the Lufthansa heist.
The FBI confirmed to The Courier that there is currently a search under way regarding an ongoing investigation at 81-48 102nd Road, where Burke reportedly lived, but would not discuss the details.
Burke died from cancer in prison 17 years ago, and the home is now owned by one of his daughters, according to reports.