Man Sentenced to Prison for Murder for Hire Plot

A Chicago-area man convicted of trying to hire a hit man to kill a Texas businessman to avoid paying him more than $8 million has been sentenced to eight years in federal prison.

In a news release, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Chicago says that 76-year-old Daniel Dvorkin of Lombard was sentenced on Monday. He was convicted last year of solicitation of murder and other charges.

The release says that in court documents, prosecutors characterized Dvorkin as a "cool, collected businessman who negotiated the price of a hit man as though he were closing a real estate deal."

At the time of his arrest in 2012, the FBI said that Dvorkin offered $100,000 for the murder.

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