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CHICAGO (CBS) — A man from Poland has been ordered held for court, after being accused of in a plot to kill six people for breaking up his marriage.
As WBBM Newsradio’s Dave Berner reports, Zenon Grzegorczyk, 49, of Des Plaines, is under investigation for allegedly trying to buy grenades, AK-47s, and pistols for friends in his homeland.
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Now, he is accused in a plot to have six people burned alive.
Grzegorczyk blames the six targets for turning his wife against him, resulting in their divorce, according to a Chicago Sun-Times report.
In April, undercover federal officers posing as weapons suppliers were investigating Grzegorczyk when he allegedly made a comment that he wanted a woman dead, leading to a separate murder-for-hire investigation, the Sun-Times reported.
Undercover agents say $3,000 changed hands at a McDonald’s on the city’s Northwest Side, and that Grzegorczyk showed undercover agents $42,000 he would give them for carrying out the murders, the Sun-Times reported.
Grzegorczyk was arrested in the parking lot.