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Change of plea hearing postponed in $80M heist

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NEW HAVEN, CT (AP) -

A court hearing in which a Florida man charged in the theft of about $80 million in prescription drugs from a Connecticut warehouse in 2010 planned to plead guilty has been postponed.

Jonathan J. Einhorn, attorney for Amed Villa, said his client still plans to plead guilty to federal theft and conspiracy charges, but more time is needed to prepare. A change of plea hearing scheduled for Monday was postponed until July 1.

Villa and his brother Amaury Villa were arrested last year in Florida on theft and conspiracy charges related to their alleged participation in the theft at the Enfield warehouse of pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly & Co., called the biggest in Connecticut history.

Amaury Villa has pleaded not guilty in Connecticut.

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