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FILE – In this March 21, 1990 file photo, a security guard stands outside the Dutch Room of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, where robbers stole more than a dozen works of art by Rembrandt, Vermeer, Degas, Manet and others, in an early morning robbery. Assistant U.S. Attorney John Durham said Tuesday, March 27, 2012, in federal court in Hartford, Conn., that the FBI believes Connecticut inmate Robert Gentile ‘had some involvement in connection with stolen property’ related to the art heist. Agents have had unproductive discussions about the theft with Gentile, a 75-year-old reputed mobster who is jailed in a drug case. (AP Photo, File)

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Robert Gentile, a reputed Connecticut  gangster suspected by the FBI of  possesing information related to the largest art theft in history has been arraigned on weapons charges reports  The Associated Press

Seventy-five-year-old alleged mafia  figure  Robert Gentile (JEN’-tile) of Manchester  leaned on a cane Monday as he slowly rose before a judge in federal court in Hartford to plead not guilty to three charges.

The Manchester man has been detained since his February arrest on a charge of selling illegally obtained prescription painkillers  with alleged criminal cohort Andrew Parente who was released on a $50,000 non-surety bond read more The Associated Press

Gentile’s lawyer, A. Ryan McGuigan, says his client had nothing to do with the art theft. He said after the arraignment that prosecutors are “piling on” with the gun charges  reports AP