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NEW YORK (AP) — For decades, prosecutors say, Vincent Asaro managed to keep his role in an infamous mob heist immortalized in the hit movie “Goodfellas” hidden from the outside world while others of his generation were locked up or died gangland deaths.

A frail-looking Asaro finally emerged from the shadows after his arrest last year and will go on trial Monday on charges he pocketed a cut of the $6 million Lufthansa robbery at Kennedy Airport in 1978 – one of the largest cash thefts in American history.

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