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Man Charged With Hiring Hit Man to Assassinate His Former Lawyer

Sept. 29, 2022, 11:34 PM

A man in California is facing charges that he instructed an associate to find a hit man to assassinate a lawyer who used to represent him as well as someone who prevailed against him in litigation.

Defendants Arthur Raffy Aslanian and Sesar Rivera were named in a Thursday indictment charging them with conspiracy in the commission of murder-for-hire. Aslanian is accused of directing Rivera to to find someone willing to murder potential victims only identified in court records as M.Y. and S.E. in exchange for money.

Rivera allegedly contacted an associate, who later worked with law enforcement as a confidential ...