Ohio defense attorney Maridee Costanzo made a reputation for herself as one aggressive, tough-talking lawyer. She once called a judge "a sick, twisted old man," and told a client who was considering a divorce to max out her husband's credit cards. But all that pales in comparison to her admission in federal court Thursday that she tried to hire a hit man to kill her estranged husband. When asked if she knew she had a right to a jury trial, Costanzo replied: "Been there. Done that. Understand thoroughly."
Defense Attorney Admits Trying to Hire Hit Man to Kill Husband
The Associated Press
June 17, 2005
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