[Pnews] Puerto Rican Political Prisoner Norberto Gonzalez Claudio released - returns to Puerto Rico
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Thu Jan 15 17:32:25 EST 2015
Puerto Rico militant sentenced in record heist arrives home
January 15, 2015
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Supporters of Puerto Rican independence are
welcoming the return of a 69-year-old man who has completed a prison
sentence for his role in a 1983 holdup in Connecticut carried out by
Puerto Rican militants. It was the largest heist in U.S. history at the
Norberto Gonzalez Claudio
arrived Thursday in the U.S. territory just hours after he was released
from a prison in central Florida. Some 150 supporters raised fists in
the air and waved Puerto Rican flags as Gonzalez emerged from the airport.
He pleaded guilty in June 2012 to charges including foreign
transportation of stolen money and conspiracy to rob federally insured
Gonzalez had eluded the FBI for decades until he was arrested in Puerto
Rico in May 2011.
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