NEW YORK – An aging mobster who two years ago beat charges in a legendary heist retold in the film "Goodfellas" has been rearrested.
The U.S. attorney's office in Brooklyn says Vincent Asaro is charged with an arson committed before his 2015 arrest in the robbery of the Lufthansa cargo terminal at John F. Kennedy Airport in 1978.
Asaro's attorney didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.
An indictment also names a grandson of infamous Gambino crime family boss John Gotti as a defendant.
In 2015, a Brooklyn jury found the 82-year-Asaro not guilty of charges he orchestrated the Lufthansa robbery with James "Jimmy the Gent" Burke. A turncoat mob associate testified that Asaro and Burke killed a suspected informant with a dog chain. The defense argued Asaro was framed.