Ex-con with old-man mask nabbed in failed murder-for-hire

An old-man mask and rifles were found connected to a man arrested in a murder-for-hire plot in New York on Wednesday, March 8, 2023. (Images from U.S. Department of Justice)

A 41-year-old convicted gun thief’s $50,000 murder-for-hire plot was foiled this week when he learned his fellow planners were undercover FBI agents posing as mobsters and the intended target was a fictitious businessman.

Hyunkook Korsiak was arrested on Wednesday in New York on one count of murder-for-hire and one count of possession of a firearm following a felony conviction, the U.S. Justice Department said.

“The defendant displayed a callous disregard for life and planned to conduct his act of violence in the middle of Manhattan,” FBI Assistant Director Michael Driscoll said in a statement. “The FBI will not tolerate such acts of violence, and any individual willing to cold-heartedly kill another person will be made to face the consequences in the criminal justice system.”

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