Like a scene from a TV crime drama a dozen FBI agents swarmed Robert Gentile’s home a few weeks ago. The 75 year old reputed Connecticut mobster was believed to have some involvement in a 22 year old art heist from a museum in Boston. Thieves are said to have stolen $500 million dollars worth of art making it the largest art heist in history.
Although agents had searched the premises previously, this time they returned with a warrant to look for guns that allowed them to use ground penetrating radar (GPR) to locate evidence on the property behind the house. The GPR survey resulted in locating a buried gun and silencer but the stolen art was nowhere to be found.
He is currently being held in prison on drug charges. Gentile faces as much as 20 years on the drug charges. Since he is a previously convicted felon these weapons charges could result in an additional 10 years in prison.