Before hearing his fate, Joseph Romano told the judge he was innocent. He said he was framed by federal agents to keep him from exposing misconduct in a coin fraud investigation.
A con man already imprisoned in a collectible coin scam was convicted by a jury on Thursday in a plot to avenge his sentence by hiring a hit man to decapitate the federal judge and the U.S. attorney in his fraud case.
Two suspects stand charged with trying to hire a hit man, to kill the federal judge and prosecutor who sent one of them to prison for bank fraud.
On Monsey Road in West Babylon, there are many well-kept, large homes. There is also a golf course at the end of the block.