Murder-For-Hire

Maricela Arciga (Booking Photo)

Aurora Woman Convicted In Murder-For-Hire Case

On Thursday, 12 Kane County jurors agreed that Maricela Arciga of Aurora wanted her ex-boyfriend dead, and that she paid a hit man to do it. That hit man was actually special agent David Gomez of the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, who had been tipped-off about the murder for hire.

07/18/2014

A man holds on to a prison bar inside of a jail cell. (Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)

Feds: Father Tried To Hire Hitman To Kill Witnesses Against His Son

Euripides “Caca” Caguana was trying to help his teenage son beat a murder rap, the feds say.

10/17/2013

Matthew Olszewski (Credit: DuPage County Sheriff)

$1M Bond For Man Charged With Seeking Hitman To Kill Family

Matthew Olszewski, 23, allegedly tried to hire a hitman to murder his aunt, uncle and an elderly resident of his west suburban home.

08/09/2013

Thurman, 28, of Melrose Park was charged after an investigation into allegations that Thurman was seeking to have the victim and her family in his pending predatory criminal sexual assault charges killed. (Credit: Cook County Sheriff's Office)

Jail Inmate Charged With Murder For Hire

A Melrose Park man being held at the Cook County Jail on charges that he raped an 11-year-old girl is now charged with seeking to hire a hit man to kill the girl, her sister and her mother.

02/09/2013

Andrew Thomas, 18, is accused of trying to have his girlfriend murdered as he was behind bars. (Cook County Sheriff's Dept.)

Sheriff: Cook County Inmate Tried To Hire Hitman To Kill Girlfriend, Kids

Andrew Thomas, 18, was being held on an aggravated battery charge for an alleged attack on his girlfriend.

11/16/2012

FBI

Man Accused Of Plotting To Have 6 People Burned Alive

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.

CBS Chicago–05/04/2012

Handcuffs

Man Fathered His Daughter’s Child, Tried Hiring Hitman

Bail has been set at $7 million for a Steger man who wanted his daughter dead.

10/16/2011

Former Chicago Police Officer Jerome Finnigan (Credit: Chicago Police Dept.)

Ringleader Of Disgraced SOS Cops Gets 12 Years

The alleged ringleader of a group of corrupt Chicago police officers was sentenced to 12 years in prison for ordering a hit on another officer, because he believed the officer was cooperating with a federal investigation of their illegal activities.

CBS Chicago–09/08/2011

Michael Carlson

Jail Inmate Charged With Trying To Hire Hitman

A man from south suburban Worth has been charged with trying to hire a hitman to kill a female acquaintance, while in the Cook County Jail.

CBS Chicago–03/18/2011

Mikhail "Mike" Gelzin

Cops: Jail Inmate Orders Hit On Woman He Harassed

A Buffalo Grove man just weeks away from completing a short jail sentence for domestic violence-related charges was ordered held on $1 million bond Saturday, after he attempted to arrange for the murder of his victim.

01/22/2011

Brooks Kellogg

Trial Date Set For Developer Indicted In Murder-For-Hire Scheme

A trial date in Denver has been set for a north suburban businessman indicted Wednesday in an alleged murder-for-hire plot unraveled by his mistress.

11/09/2010

Brooks Kellogg

Murder-For-Hire Suspect Indicted

A businessman was indicted following his arrest in Denver last month in an alleged murder-for-hire plot.

11/04/2010

Brooks Kellogg

Man Accused In Murder-For-Hire Plot In Court

A federal judge in Denver has decided there’s enough evidence to pursue the case against a 72-year-old real estate developer accused of trying to hire a hit man to kill a business associate.

11/02/2010