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Robbery suspect in US denies fraud

A man suspected of stealing about £1 million in a 1993 robbery in England has pleaded not guilty to unrelated US firearms and fraud charges.

Edward Maher, 56, entered not guilty pleas in federal court in Springfield, Missouri, to aggravated identity theft, document fraud and firearms violations.

Online court records show Maher appeared at the 10-minute hearing and waived a formal reading of the charges.

Maher's federal public defender David Mercer declined to comment.

British authorities have been seeking Maher for questioning about a robbery in which an armoured van carrying about £1 million was taken.

He was arrested on February 8 in Ozark, where authorities said he had been living under his brother's name and working as a cable technician.

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