An accused octogenarian mobster charged in an infamous 1978 airport heist memorialized in the film "Goodfellas" is the victim of lies "bought and paid for" by federal authorities, a defense lawyer told New York jurors on Monday. Vincent Asaro, 80, waited in a car a mile away on Dec. 11, 1978 as a group of masked men stole $6 million in cash and jewels from a Lufthansa Airlines building at John F. Kennedy Airport, according to U.S. prosecutors. Macedonio said the prosecution's star witness, Asaro's cousin Gaspare Valenti, fabricated his account of the airport caper, which was one of the country's most well known unsolved crimes until Asaro's arrest in 2014.
Spanish fashion chain Mango will close 450 sales outlets in the United States early next year after ending a five-year deal to display its clothing lines at department store J.C. Penney , a spokesman said. Mango will still have seven stores in the United States, including ones in New York and Miami, and it plans on expanding there again, focusing on key cities such as these. The closures should not have a major effect on Mango's revenue, as the JC Penney outlets only accounted for 0.5 percent of its global sales, the spokesman said.