2 charged in plot to kill NY judge, prosecutor - New York News

2 charged in plot to kill NY judge, prosecutor

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NEW YORK (AP) -

Authorities say two men are charged with conspiring to kill a federal judge and a prosecutor in New York.

Federal prosecutors in Brooklyn announced the charges Tuesday against Devid Mirkovic and Joseph Romano, a prison inmate serving a 15-year-sentence for conspiracy to commit wire and bank fraud.

Prosecutors say the two men tried to hire a hit man to kill the judge and prosecutor who handled Romano's case.

The criminal complaint says an informant tipped authorities to the plot in August.

It says two undercover officers, posing as hit men, then met with the defendants on Long Island.

Mirkovic was arrested Tuesday in Lake Worth, Fla.

Their attorneys did not immediately return calls for comment.

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