Frisco Man in Custody on Federal Charges Stemming from a Murder-For-Hire Plot
Dallas
   
 
More Today's News:
ߦ   Burglary of Motor Vehicle Public’s Assistance
ߦ   Burnet County Sheriff's Office - Inmate/Arrests Summary
ߦ   Former Venezuelan Official Pleads Guilty to Money Laundering Charge in Connection with Bribery Scheme
ߦ   Jury Convicts Texas Man of Hate Crime in the Burning of Victoria, Texas, Mosque
ߦ   Man wanted in deadly crime spree in custody
ߦ   Multi-Agency Investigation leads to Arrest of 6 for Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity.
ߦ   Paris Police Dept - Daily Activity/Arrests Summary
ߦ   Plane crash occupants identified
ߦ   Smith County Woman Guilty of Federal Violations
ߦ   Warrant Round Up
ߦ   Hero Down: Jefferson Parish Sgt. Troy Smith Murdered, Wife Arrested
ߦ   Hero Down: Chicago Police Officer Vinita Williams Dies After Collapsing At Work
ߦ   Coast Guard assists 4 mariners from vessel taking on water near Freeport
ߦ   Coast Guard medevacs mariner near Galveston
ߦ   2 Die In La Porte Plane Crash
ߦ   American Police-The World’s Most Trusted Per Gallup
ߦ   Coast Guard, good Samaritans rescue 11 people
ߦ   DOJ: Many Adults Separated From Kids Are Killers, Child Abusers, Or Unrelated
ߦ   Education Bait-and-Switch Scheme Cheated Veterans of Tuition Benefits
ߦ   Sports Memorabilia Fraud Case Yields Unexpected Benefit for Chicago Youth Baseball Leagues
ߦ   15 shot dead, 9 hurt in bloody night for Mexico's Monterrey
ߦ   Burnet County Sheriff's Office - Inmate/Arrests Summary
ߦ   Conservatives Reject Calls to Abolish ICE
ߦ   DNA Leads To Arrest Of Aggravated Assault Suspect
ߦ   Former County Detention Center Deputy Indicted for Conspiring with Inmates to Assault Victim and Lying to Federal Investigators
ߦ   Galveston County Sheriff's Office - Daily Bulletin
ߦ   Paris Police Dept - Daily Activity/Arrests Summary
ߦ   Texas Parks and Wildlife Agent Injured, Discharges Firearm During Assault
ߦ   IN MEMORIAM - Phil Camus - Houston Police Dept.
ߦ   5 officers killed in 2016 ambush remembered in Dallas
ߦ   As population increases, Austin Police Department seeks more police officers
ߦ   Cartel Member Extradited To U.S. From Mexico For Funneling Massive Amounts Of Marijuana And Cocaine Into The U.S.
ߦ   Rockwall County sheriff honored at city council meeting
ߦ   Senior Sinaloa Cartel Leader Extradited to the United States
ߦ   Sergeant sues Texas prison system over claims of sexual harassment, retaliation

   Next >>
 
Search Archives:

DALLAS — Eskandar Molavi, 69, of Frisco, Texas, is in federal custody following his arrest Friday, March 16, 2018 on federal charges stemming from a murder-for-hire plot to have his former business partner kidnapped and possibly killed. The announcement was made this afternoon by Erin Nealy Cox, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas.

            Molavi is charged with one count of solicitation of kidnapping and one count of attempted kidnapping. He made his initial appearance yesterday before U.S. Magistrate Renee Harris Toliver. A detention hearing was held today and Molavi was ordered detained pending trial.

 

            According to the criminal complaint affidavit filed in the case, Molavi approached a man, whom Molavi believed to be a pilot for a Mexican Drug Trafficking Organization (DTO), about kidnapping his former business partner, later identified as H.M., and forcing him to sign over a gas station that Molavi lost to H.M. in civil court. Molavi told the man that if the business partner did not sign the business over, he wanted him flown to Mexico and murdered.  

 

            On March 6, 2018, according to the affidavit, the individual Molavi contacted had an unplanned meeting with Molavi in Frisco, Texas. At the meeting, Molavi again asserted that he wanted H.M. kidnapped and forced to sign over the gas station. The man told Molavi that a man known as “D.J.,” also known as “Iceman,” would be in town, and would be the individual that would carry out the kidnapping/extortion scheme. The individual referred to as D.J. or Iceman was, in fact, an FBI agent.

 

            On March 13, 2018, the FBI agent met with Molavi in Dallas, Texas. During the course of the meeting, Molavi told the agent about his dispute with H.M.; inquired about what services the agent could provide and the cost of such services. Molavi ultimately agreed to pay the agent $20,000 to kidnap H.M. and force him to sign over the business. Molavi provided the agent with H.M.’s true name, home address, business address, and information related to the location of the school that H.M.’s daughter attended. Molavi also told the agent that if H.M. did not sign over the business, that the agent should kill H.M. The agent told Molavi that the price for murder was $50,000.

 

            After the meeting, Molavi asked the individual he originally contacted if he would be able to get him a gun and a silencer in the event that the agent was unsuccessful in getting H.M. to sign over the business. 

 

            A federal complaint is a written statement of the essential facts of the offenses charged and must be made under oath before a U.S. magistrate judge. A defendant is entitled to the presumption of innocence until proven guilty. The government has 30 days to present the case to a federal grand jury for indictment. If convicted, however, the defendants’ sentences will be determined by the court after a review of the federal sentencing guidelines and factors unique to the case, including the defendant’s prior criminal record (if any), the defendant’s role in the offense and the characteristics of the violation.   

 

The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Drug Enforcement Administration. Assistant U.S. Attorney P.J. Meitl is in charge of the prosecution.

Post a comment
Name/Nickname:
(required)
Email Address: (must be a valid address)
(will not be published or shared)
Comments: (plain text only)
Printer Friendly Format  Printer Friendly Format    Send to a Friend  Send to a Friend    RSS Feed  RSS Feed
  Facebook   Share link on Twitter Tweet  
© 1999-2018 The Police News. All rights reserved.