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

Victor Koltun was convicted in the deaths of

Victor Koltun was convicted in the deaths of two men in Newburgh. (February 11, 2014 9:22 AM)

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...

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