[Pnews] Puerto Rican Political Prisoner Norberto Gonzalez Claudio released - returns to Puerto Rico

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  Puerto Rico militant sentenced in record heist arrives home


          http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/article/Puerto-Rico-militant-sentenced-in-record-heist-6018312.php

          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 
time.

Norberto Gonzalez Claudio 
<http://www.mysanantonio.com/search/?action=search&channel=news%2Fcrime&inlineLink=1&searchindex=gsa&query=%22Norberto+Gonzalez+Claudio%22> 
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 
bank funds.

Gonzalez had eluded the FBI for decades until he was arrested in Puerto 
Rico in May 2011.

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