An NYPD officer is prepared to plead guilty over her plot to hire a hitman to kill her estranged husband and her boyfriend’s daughter.
According to the New York Times, officer Valerie Cincinelli is facing federal murder-for-hire charges and two counts of obstruction of justice for the attempted hit job. After first entering a not guilty plea, she’s now ready to sign a deal with prosecutors for the scheme. Part of that deal includes her guilty plea, though it’s unclear which charges she will be pleading guilty to.
Beginning in February 2019, the 36-year-old mother of two reportedly started asking her boyfriend John DiRubba to hire a hitman to kill her former husband Isaiah Carvalho Jr. During that time, Cincinelli and her husband were in the middle of a contentious separation and divorce that included a legal battle over custody of their son and division of property. The two had been married for four years.
Court filings state that she withdrew $7,000 from a Long Island bank on Feb. 18, 2019. The same day DiRubba allegedly bought gold coins worth $6,935 in a nearby town. The couple planned to pay the hitman using the gold currency.