Brooklyn rabbi, Victor Koltun, found guilty in murder-for-hire plot

Victor Koltun was convicted in the deaths of two men in Newburgh. (2/11/14)

NEWBURGH - A Brooklyn rabbi has been found guilty in a murder-for-hire plot that left two men dead in Newburgh.

Victor Koltun was convicted on first-degree murder charges along with conspiracy and weapons possession.

Prosecutors alleged he hired two men to shoot former police officer Francis Piscopo, 49, and his 28-year-old nephew, Gerald. Their bodies were found in a vacant home in Newburgh in November 2010.

The two hitmen already pleaded guilty for their roles in the killings and are serving prison terms.

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