Art-theft suspect pleads not guilty in NYC (AP)

FILE -  This file booking photo originally released by the San Francisco District Attorney on Oct. 27, 2011 shows Mark Lugo, who has just finished a 138-day sentence for snatching a $275,000 Picasso sketch off a San Francisco art gallery wall. Lugo is headed back to New York for arraignment on Friday, Dec. 2, 2011 for grand larceny and other charges stemming from art heists at two Manhattan hotels.  (AP Photo/San Francisco District Attorney, File)AP – A wine steward suspected in a bicoastal art-theft spree lifted pricey art from New York hotels simply by walking out with the works in a canvas tote bag and then used them to line his own walls, prosecutors said Friday.

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