Mortgage Fraudster Charged With Plotting To Kill Witness

Law360, New York (October 7, 2011, 2:11 PM EDT) -- A former mortgage company executive convicted of orchestrating a loan scheme that cost major banks more than $100 million tried from behind bars to hire a hit man to kill one of the witnesses who helped put him in prison, New York City prosecutors said Thursday.

Former CEO of AFG Financial Group Inc. Aaron Hand, 39, told an undercover investigator posing as a contract killer to make sure there were no witnesses to the homicide, get rid of the body and, if the murder happened in...
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