Murder plot against federal judge and assistant U.S. attorney uncovered

Joseph Romano tried to put out a hit, requesting their heads as souvenirs

Being a federal judge is far from the easiest job on the planet, but we wouldn’t exactly call it dangerous. Of course, there we would be wrong, because federal authorities recently uncovered a murder plot against one federal judge: U.S. District Judge Joseph Bianco.

Joseph Romano, who Judge Bianco convicted of conspiracy to commit bank and wire fraud in 2009, tried to pay $40,000 to hire a hit man to do in the judge and the assistant U.S. attorney who led the prosecution in Romano’s criminal case. He wanted their heads preserved in formaldehyde as souvenirs. Fortunately for the judge, and unfortunately for Romano, the people he tried to arrange the deal with turned out to be undercover officials.

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