Norberto Gonzalez Claudio Arrested by FBI for decades of crime
May 11, 2011, 09:44
A militant Puerto Rican nationalist who was wanted in one of the
biggest robberies in U.S. history was arrested in Puerto Rico Tuesday,
Norberto Gonzalez Claudio, who has been a fugitive for more than 25
years, was arrested by FBI agents and Puerto Rican police in the central
town of Cayey, El Nuevo Dia reported.
Gonzalez Claudio, 65, was wanted for the alleged armed robbery of a
Wells Fargo armored-car depot that was carrying $7 million in West
Hartford, Conn., Sept. 12, 1983.
Two of Norberto's brothers, Orlando Gonzalez Claudio and Avelino
Gonzalez Claudio, were arrested in 2008 and 16 others were indicted for
One of the two men accused in the robbery remains at large.
Gonzalez Claudio, senior figure in the Boricua Popular Army, better
known as Los Macheteros, was alone when the FBI agents and police
arrived at his home and did not resist, officials said
Prosecutors deemed the alleged crime as an act of terrorism because of the amount Gonzalez Claudio is being accused of taking.
The 65-year-old could be sentenced to 275 years in prison if convicted on all counts.
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