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Rabbi Victor Koltun, of Brooklyn, gets life in prison for double 'murder for hire' plot in Newburgh

Rabbi Victor Koltun was found guilty of masterminding

Rabbi Victor Koltun was found guilty of masterminding a murder plot that left two people dead. (March 12, 2014 8:03 PM)

A Brooklyn rabbi has been sentenced to life in prison for a double murder-for-hire plot that left two men dead in Newburgh.

Former police officer Francis Piscopo and his nephew Gerald were both fatally shot in Newburgh in 2010. Prosecutors say Rabbi Victor Koltun paid to have Francis Piscopo killed to avoid paying a debt and that his nephew was just an innocent bystander.

The judge says...

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