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Man To Be Sentenced In 1983 West Hartford Robbery

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Norberto Gonzalez Claudio (FBI Photo)

Norberto Gonzalez Claudio (FBI Photo)

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ A Puerto Rican nationalist who was captured by the FBI last year is expected to be sentenced for his role in a record-setting 1983 robbery in Connecticut.

Norberto Gonzalez Claudio faces a five-year prison sentence at the hearing Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Hartford. The sentence is capped under a deal he took in June.

He pleaded guilty to charges including foreign transportation of stolen money and conspiracy to rob federally insured bank funds in connection with the heist at a Wells Fargo depot in West Hartford. The crime was carried out by Los Macheteros, a militant group dedicated to independence for the U.S. Caribbean territory.

Gonzalez has been detained since he was arrested in May 2011 in the central island town of Cayey.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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