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Second man pleads guilty in thefts of Monet, Renoir

A second man pleaded guilty Monday to being part of a conspiracy that stole paintings by Monet and Renoir from a Naples mansion last year.

Rigoberto Gonzalez, 34, received a two-year prison sentence following his guilty plea to one count of grand theft for stealing the French impressionist paintings worth $6.7-million. A co-conspirator, Carlos Somuanos, 38, accepted the same deal Friday.

Alleged ringleader Fernando Alfaro has been offered a sentence of almost four yearsJudge Julio Jiminez gave Alfaro until today to accept the deal. If he does not, a trial will start Feb. 14.

The three were arrested after prosecutors said they tried to sell the paintings to undercover officers for $1-million.

_ Wire reports

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