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Suspect in foiled kidnapping case face life sentence

PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL (WFLX) - Two men are being held without bail accused of plotting to kidnap and extort a wealthy BallenIsles man.

Fifty-year-old Michael Melillo and 36-year-old Pavlos Kaimacliotis pled not guilty Wednesday in federal court.

Melillo is accused of masterminding a plot to kidnap and ransom an unnamed man for $12.5 million dollars.

Melillo claims Kaimacliotis is his partner in crime, but Kaimacliotis' attorneys say he wasn't involved.

Both men face life in prison if convicted.

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