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Southeastern Massachusetts man indicted in murder-for-hire plot



SAN FRANCISCO – Allen Gessen was arrested in Boston after a San Francisco federal grand jury indicted him for murder for hire, announced United States Attorney Stephanie M. Hinds and Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent in Charge Sean Ragan.

The indictment, filed July 26, 2022, against Gessen, 47, of Massachusetts, charges that from June 2 to July 26, 2022, he engaged in a murder for hire scheme targeting a person identified only as “P.C.” in the indictment. The indictment alleges the consideration offered for the murder was $50,000. The indictment further alleges that Gessen paid a gold coin as a down payment in the murder scheme on June 22, 2022, and the indictment seeks to forfeit that gold coin as well as $22,950.

FBI Boston stated that Gessen last resided in Falmouth.

Gessen made his initial federal court appearance July 28, 2022, in United States District Court in Boston.

The indictment charges one count of murder for hire in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1958. The maximum statutory penalty for the charge is 10 years of imprisonment and a $250,000 fine. However, any sentence following a conviction would be imposed by a court only after consideration of the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and the federal statute governing the imposition of a sentence, 18 U.S.C. § 3553.

The case is being prosecuted by the Corporate and Securities Fraud Section of the U.S. Attorney’s Office. The case is being investigated by the FBI.

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  1. Dcmuscle

    July 30, 2022 at 11:27 pm

    Thanks Maury Healy for keeping the public safe ,a gold coin whats this world come too i cant buy n ice cream cone with a silver dollar ,thanks to FBI if not for them this probably be carried out ,just wondering what would you do with a gold coin melt it down and make teeth just plain all around stupid idiots,this is the world we live in so unfortunate, nothing like this was ever heard of 30 years ago,at least it was some what safe to walk around with your children ,no wonder more and more of us carry for protection ,you can always run but you will never hide TY to FBI 10 years is nothing life w no parole is more appropriate

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