Lombard businessman Daniel Dvorkin had just been ordered to pay more than $8 million to a creditor last year when prosecutors say he took a lucrative but deadly proposition to a gun shop owner he knew.
Dvorkin wanted a Texas debt collector who won the legal judgment to "stop breathing," Assistant U.S. Attorney Heather McShain said as Dvorkin's trial on charges of solicitation of murder-for-hire and murder conspiracy opened Monday in federal court.
The gun shop owner, Robert Bevis, told Dvorkin he "might know a hit man in Florida" but instead went to police and began wearing a wire for the FBI, prosecutors said. In recorded conversations that will be played for jurors, Dvorkin coached Bevis on what to tell investigators if they asked about their meetings. Eventually Dvorkin told Bevis he'd found someone who would do the job cheaper and quicker and called off their deal, prosecutors said.
When will people learn? If you don't know a hit man incidental to your career in organized crime, attempting to hire a hit man probably won't end well for you.
Hmmm... I just Googled Daniel Dvorkin and found this comment about him posted last year in Yelp:
Dead beat landlord. No or slow response to get anything fixed. The owner, Dan Dvorkin, runs this business like he is some kind of mobster. Rent from someone else!