Back in March I reported on Steven Martinez. Mr. Martinez is a tax preparer who faced charges of stealing $11 million from clients. He decided that the best strategy to fight this charge wasn’t hiring a good attorney, nor was it trying to disprove the charges; rather, he decided to hire a hit man to kill four witnesses. (One reason he didn’t try to disprove the charges is that they were true; Mr. Martinez has admitted he took the $11 million and used it to buy a home in Mexico and other personal expenses.)
The hit man to be told the FBI, and Mr. Martinez was arrested. He pleaded guilty on Friday to soliciting a violent crime, interstate commerce in murder for hire, witness tampering, mail fraud, and eight other felonies. Sentencing is set for November 30th and the 51 year-old Martinez faces 100 years at ClubFed.