- Associated Press - Thursday, February 12, 2015

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - A federal judge has sentenced a Florida man to a year in prison for his role in the theft of more than $50 million worth of pharmaceuticals from an Eli Lilly Co. warehouse in Connecticut.

Forty-one-year-old Cuban citizen Alexander Marquez of Hialeah, Florida, was sentenced Thursday in federal court in New Haven. Prosecutors say he drove a tractor-trailer loaded with the stolen pharmaceutical drugs from the warehouse in Enfield to Florida, where the drugs were put in self-storage units in the Miami area.

Marquez was one of five people charged in the heist, which included thousands of boxes of Prozac, Zyprexa, Cymbalta and other pharmaceuticals worth $50 million to $100 million. He pleaded guilty in November to transporting stolen property.

The other defendants also pleaded guilty.


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