Vincent Asaro a reputed capo in the Bonanno crime family has been hit with a superseding indictment containing two additional charges. The mobster is already facing charges for his part in the infamous 1978 Lufthansa heist along with the gangland murder of mob associate Paul Katz. The new charges from the recent indictment have yet to be disclosed but lawyers for Asaro argued for his racketeering trial set for July to be postponed.
“Vincent Asaro (center)“
The feds are planning to put multiple mafia rats on the stand to testify against Asaro including former Bonanno family boss Joseph Massino and former underboss Salvatore Vitale. Vincent’s son Jerome has already pleaded guilty to digging up Katz’s remains moving the evidence of his murder from a Queen’s house basement previously owned by wiseguy Jimmy Burke or authorized the hit.
Nicole Argentieri the Assistant U.S. Attorney while not disclosing the new charges did mention that the evidence against the mobster is contained on cassette tapes which need to be converted over to modern media. It would seem these charges against the long time New York mafia gangster may have some vintage to them.