Mortgage Fraudster Cops To Plotting To Kill Witness

Law360, New York (January 23, 2012, 5:48 PM EST) -- A former mortgage company executive convicted of orchestrating a loan scheme that cost major banks more than $100 million pled guilty Monday in New York to trying to hire a hit man to kill one of the witnesses who helped put him in prison.

The former CEO of AFG Financial Group Inc., Aaron Hand, 40, pled guilty to conspiracy to commit murder in the first and second degrees for asking an undercover investigator posing as a contract killer to murder a witness who testified against him...
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