Puerto Rico militant to face trial in Connecticut

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Posted: May 13, 2011 1:05 PM
Puerto Rico militant to face trial in Connecticut

A judge has ordered a 65-year-old Puerto Rican man sent to Connecticut to face charges in the theft of $7 million from an armored car depot in 1983.

Judge Bruce McGiverin ordered Norberto Gonzalez Claudio held without bond Friday for his alleged role in one of the largest cash heists in U.S. history. He said Gonzalez was an "overwhelming" risk of flight given his more than 25 years as a fugitive.

The FBI says Gonzalez was part of a radical group that stole the money to aid their struggle for Puerto Rican independence. He was captured Tuesday while out for a morning jog. Inside his apartment agents found three loaded weapons near his bed. His lawyer said he poses no threat.