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A New York City police officer was Friday arrested in connection with a plot to hire a hit man to kill her ex-husband and her boyfriend teen daughter, prosecutors said.
Valerie Cincinelli, 34, of Long Island, was immediately suspended without pay after he was accused of conspiracy to commit murder. She was taken into custody after the FBI planned an extensive list where an agent posing as a hitman faked the hit on her former husband, Isaiah, Carvalho Jr.
The murders were supposed to be conducted last weekend, KABC-TV reported.
“The evidence in this case is overwhelming,” said Brooklyn U.S. Attorney Richard’donoghue, according to the court documents.
The FBI and the NYPD Internal Affairs department are involved in the investigation of the alleged murder-for-hire.
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New York City police officer Valerie Cincinelli is accused of trying to have her estranged husband killed.
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The FBI was tipped off by Cincinelli’s friend, when she reportedly added his daughter on the hit-list, the New York Daily News reported, quoting the prosecutors. It was not clear why she might have wanted the girl dead.
The friend, whose name was not released, wore a recording device when meeting with Cincinelli and let authorities record his phone calls, according to the court documents.
In February, it is alleged, she withdrew $ 7,000 in her bank account, had my friend convert it to gold coins to pay, the hitman. After expressing concern in early May about the timing of the massacre, telling her that her friend “to the assassin to kill Jan Do in the weekend and then wait a week or a month to kill John Doe.”
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She has also requested that the murder take place in “the hood” or “in the ghetto” so the would not be suspicious, the New York Post reported.
In the discussion of the daughter, the once decorated cop allegedly said, “Run her the f–k about, how about that.”
The police went to Cincinelli home Friday to inform her that Carvalho had been killed. After they left, reports say, Cicinelli called her boyfriend to come up with an alibi. The FBI agent posing as a hitman texted her a photo of a supposedly dead Carvalho with instructions to send $3,000 to the killing of the girl.
Carvalho’s lawyer, Matt Weiss, told the news outlet the couple are in the process of a divorce by the court on June 12.
“He found out today, like everyone else,” Weiss said of Cincinelli’s arrest. “All things considered, he sounds OK.”
The 12-year-old veteran was assigned to the Video Interactive Patrol Enhanced Response (VIPER) unit, which monitors the security cameras in the city of the low-income housing projects.
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She previously worked in the department of the 106th District in Queens, before being placed on modified duty in 2017, in a series of domestic violence incidents in which the friend and Carvalho, the news station reported.
Cincinelli’s father, who lives in Virginia, told the New York Post the allegations against her were “nonsense” and said that someone she previously dated “an accusation against her that she tried to kill him.”
“They were married, they have a child together and then they separated,” he said about his daughter and her ex-husband. “There is no way on the planet, my daughter would be someone trying to kill him. That is bullshit!”
Cicinelli is being held without bail. She faces up to 10 years in prison.