Jury Convicts Upstate New York Man Of Hiring Hit Men In Murder-For-Hire/Life Settlements Scheme

Jury Convicts Upstate New York Man Of Hiring Hit Men In Murder-For-Hire/Life Settlements Scheme

A New York jury has found that an employer hired hit men to kill his one-time employee so he could collect the man’s life insurance proceeds.

The Albany Times-Union reported that a jury this week concluded that Tarchand Lall, a Schenectady, New York, contractor, hired two hit men to kill Charles Dembrosky two years ago.

The newspaper reported that “[t]he jury convicted Lall of first-degree murder and life settlement fraud, finding that he wanted Dembrosky dead for $150,000 in life insurance proceeds” from an insurance policy on which Lall was the named beneficiary.

The jury had been told that six months before the murder, Lall had convinced the victim, Dembrosky – his part-time employee – to make him a beneficiary on the policy.

The jury acquitted “Lall on related allegations that he tried to have a potential witness in the case killed, also for insurance money.”

For more, see the following news articles:

  • The Times-Union’s December 12 article, Jury Convicts Schenectady Man In Murder-For-Hire Plot, here; and
  • The Times-Union’s December 1 article about the trial, Phone Calls Linked To Killing, here; and
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