Henry Hill became a mobster then joined the CIA. He became involved in hijacking cargo from JFK airport. Hill was associated with the Lucchese crime family.

Hill's bookmaker Martin Krugman described the Lufthansa Heist. "There were millions upon millions of dollars in untraceable fifty- and hundred-dollar bills, sitting out there in a cardboard vault at Kennedy Airport just waiting to get robbed," he stated. "It was the ultimate score."

Hill testified against his former associates to avoid a possible execution by his crew or going to prison for his crimes. His testimony led to 50 convictions. Hill entered the U.S. Marshals' Witness Protection Program in 1980.

Hill died in a Los Angeles hospital on June 12, 2012

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