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Lombard man, 74, charged with murder-for-hire plot

Updated: July 6, 2012 10:56AM

A 74-year-old west suburban man tried to hire someone to kill a plaintiff who was awarded an $8.2 million judgment against his company, according to federal authorities.

Daniel Dvorkin, of the 1600 block of South Highland Avenue in Lombard, is charged with one count of felony solicitation to commit a crime of violence, according to the FBI. He was charged earlier this week in a criminal complaint unsealed Thursday.

The FBI and Oakbrook Terrace police arrested Dvorkin on Thursday morning without incident, the FBI said.

Dvorkin is the owner of Dan Development Limited at 1 Trans Am Plaza in Oakbrook Terrace, the complaint states.

He allegedly approached a person in the office with a copy of a court order that the firm pay another corporation an $8.2 million judgment to settle a civil lawsuit, the complaint states. It alleges Dvorkin said he wanted to avoid paying the judgment and wanted the intended victim to “stop breathing.”

Dvorkin offered $100,000 for the murder and gave the person documents identifying the target – the co-owner of the corporate entity awarded the money, the release said.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Young King ordered Dvorkin held without bond, the release said. He will be back in court at 3 p.m. Friday.

If convicted, he faces up to five years in prison.

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