Man to Plead Guilty in $80M Drug Heist

The heist from the Eli Lilly warehouse was the biggest in state history.

An attorney for a Florida man charged in the theft of about $80 million in prescription drugs from an Enfield warehouse in 2010 said he plans to plead guilty.

Jonathan J. Einhorn said Amed Villa plans to plead guilty on Monday to federal theft and conspiracy charges.

Thieves broke into the Enfield warehouse of pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly & Co. by scaling an exterior wall and cutting a hole in the warehouse roof.

They used ropes to lower themselves to the floor and disabled alarms before using a forklift to load pallets of drugs into a getaway vehicle. 

Villa and his brother Amaury Villa, who are originally from Cuba, were charged last year with the theft, which has been called the biggest in Connecticut history.

Amaury Villa has pleaded not guilty in Connecticut. 

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