Former-NYPD cop sentenced for her role in murder-for-hire-plot, reports say

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Source: NYPD; Mega

Oct. 30 2021, Published 5:02 p.m. ET

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A former NYPD cop will head to prison for her role in a murder-for-hire plot involving her estranged husband, federal officials said.

Valerie Cincinelli, 37, was sentenced this week to 48 months in prison on multiple charges, according to federal prosecutors.

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Cincineli was initially charged with conspiracy to commit murder was ordered held without bail after the FBI was tipped to a plot to have her then-boyfriend hire a hitman to whack her husband, who she was in the divorce proceedings with at the time, in order to keep him from getting a portion of her police pension in February 2019.

The U.S. Attorney's Office said Cincinelli also wanted her boyfriend's teenage daughter killed "essentially out of sheer jealousy and personal hatred."

"The charges relate to an alleged plan, developed by Defendant and her then-boyfriend, to hire a hitman to murder Defendant's ex-husband and her then-boyfriend's teenage daughter, and Defendant's subsequent efforts to obstruct an investigation into this plan," according to court documents.

"Run her the f*** over, how about that," Cincinelli allegedly suggested, according to The Queens Chronicle.

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Cincinelli allegedly paid the informant $7,000 to hire a hitman for the two murders in February 2019, who allegedly wanted another $3,000 to go through with the hit. The informant tipped off the FBI instead, authorities said.

Cincinelli was indicted and ordered held without bail in May 2019 after prosecutors agreed to drop two murder-for-hire charges in exchange for the guilty plea in exchange for admitting to deleting images on iPhones and participated in misconduct that interfered with the investigation,

Cincinelli was an NYPD for 12 years at the 106th Precinct in Queens. She was suspended without pay after the May 2019 arrest and resigned from the job in March, according to Newsday.

Though she was sentenced to 48 months, she has 30 months time served and credit for good behavior. She could be put on home confinement in the next few months.

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