Defense lawyers appeared grim, but insisted the trials of remaining defendants in the $7 million Wells Fargo robbery would not be harmed by the guilty pleas of two others.

Luz Berrios Berrios and Paul S. Weinberg accepted plea bargains in federal court Tuesday and pleaded to reduced charges stemming from the 1983 heist, the second-largest in U.S. history.Berrios pleaded guilty to conspiring to use some of the stolen cash to pay for a toy giveaway in Hartford in 1985. Weinberg pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of transporting some of the stolen money.