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Lombard business man Dvorkin convicted in murder-for-hire plot

Published: Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013 6:30 a.m. CDT • Updated: Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013 6:42 a.m. CDT

A Lombard business man could receive up to 55 years in prison after being convicted Friday of trying to arrange a murder-for-hire plot, according to media reports.

A federal jury convicted Daniel Dvorkin of one count of solicitation of murder for hire and five counts of using a telephone to solicit a crime of violence against Larry Meyer, a Texas debt collector, who in early 2012 won an $8.2 million judgment against Dvorkin stemming from defaulted loans on two corporate jets, reports said.

Prosecutors said Dvorkin approached gun shop owner Robert Bevis and inquired about finding a hit man willing to kill Meyer. Bevis went to police and started wearing a wire for the FBI; he recorded conversations in which Dvorkin, who owns Dan Development Ltd., talks about arranging the murder for hire, the reports said. One of the meetings reportedly occurred in Dvorkin's Oakbrook Terrace office. None of the recordings captured Dvorkin soliciting the killing or making payments to do so, according to reports.

Dvorkin's sentencing hearing is in November where he faces anywhere from probation to 55 years in prison.

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