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FL Man Sentenced in Historic Drug Theft

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Leon County Judge John Cooper on June 30, 2022, in a screen grab from The Florida Channel.

A Broward County man will spend six years in prison for his role in the largest pharmaceutical drug theft in U.S. history, according to the South Florida Sun Sentinel.

Yosmany Nunez, who also goes by "El Gato" (the Cat), admitted to federal officials he helped steal $80 million worth of cancer and mental health drugs from a Connecticut Eli Lilly warehouse. Some of the drugs were later sold on the streets of South Florida, according to the Sun Sentinel.

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