Ex-NYPD Officer Pleads Guilty To Obstruction In Murder-For-Hire Plot

Prosecutors say Valerie Cincinelli tried to hire a hitman to kill her estranged husband and her boyfriend's teenage daughter in 2019.

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- A guilty plea from a former NYPD officer accused in a murder-for-hire plot. Valerie Cincinelli, of Nassau County, was arrested back in 2019. Prosecutors say she tried to hire a hitman to kill her estranged husband and her boyfriend's teenage daughter. Today, in a Long Island courtroom, Cincinelli pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice for deleting texts and images from an iPhone that was related to the investigation. Prosecutors say they will ask the judge to sentence Cincinelli to five years in prison when she's back in court in October.