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Massachusetts man charged in plot to kill state trooper

April 17, 2015

CHELMSFORD, Mass. (AP) — A federal prosecutor in Massachusetts says a man charged with trying to hire someone to kill his estranged wife has now been charged with trying to hire a gang member to kill two prosecution witnesses, including a state trooper.

U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz says 52-year-old Andrew S. Gordon of Chelmsford will appear Friday in federal court in Boston.

Ortiz says Gordon has been in custody since his arrest on state charges in a murder-for-hire plot whose target was his estranged wife. She says Gordon tried to hire a hit man, who turned out to be an undercover state trooper.

Ortiz says that while incarcerated, Gordon tried to hire a gang member living in New Hampshire to kill a state trooper and another witness against him. She says he actually was talking to an undercover officer.

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