NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - A Florida man has pleaded guilty to charges in the theft of about $90 million in prescription drugs from a Connecticut warehouse in 2010.
Prosecutors and an attorney for Amed Villa say Villa pleaded guilty Monday to federal theft and conspiracy charges.
Thieves broke into the Enfield warehouse of pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly & Co. by scaling an exterior wall and cutting a hole in the roof. They used ropes to lower themselves to the floor and disabled alarms before using a forklift to load pallets of drugs into a getaway vehicle.
Villa and his brother Amaury Villa were arrested last year in Florida on charges related to their alleged participation in the theft, called the biggest in Connecticut history. Amaury Villa has pleaded not guilty in Connecticut.
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