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Man charged in $80M drug heist to be arraigned

Man charged in $80M prescription drug heist from Conn. warehouse to plead not guilty By The Associated Press

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) ' A Florida man charged in the theft of about $80 million in prescription drugs from a Connecticut warehouse in 2010 plans to plead not guilty.

Jonathan J. Einhorn, attorney for Amed Villa, says Villa will plead not guilty when he's arraigned Thursday in U.S. District Court in New Haven.

In March 2010, thieves broke into the Enfield warehouse of pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly & Co. by scaling an exterior wall and cutting a hole in the warehouse roof. They used a forklift to load pallets of drugs into a getaway vehicle.

Villa and his brother, Amaury, both citizens of Cuba residing in Miami, Fla., were arrested last month in Florida on federal theft and conspiracy charges related to their alleged participation in the theft, called the biggest in Connecticut history.

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