Henry Hill was one of America's most prolific mobsters and an associate of the Lucchese crime family (one of New York's infamous "five families"). As such he proved to be the FBI's star informant.
Hill was a key player in the Lufthansa heist at JFK International Airport in 1978 that saw $5 million stolen - the biggest cash robbery in America at the time. His first hand knowledge of criminal events and subsequent testimonies resulted in 50 convictions.
Hill also found mainstream attention as the subject of crime reporter Nicholas Pileggi's novel 'Wiseguy' which was adapted into the film 'Goodfellas' by Martin Scorsese. Ray Liotta played Hill alongside Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci as fellow gangsters.
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