BOSTON -- A former Chelmsford man charged with trying to hire a "hit man" to kill his estranged wife has been convicted of trying to hire someone to kill the undercover state trooper who had posed as the hit man, according to a federal prosecutor.
Andrew S. Gordon, 53, has been convicted of trying to hire a New Hampshire gang member to kill the state trooper and another man, both witnesses in the state's case against Gordon, U.S. Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz said in a news release Friday.
The gang member was actually another undercover officer, according to Ortiz. She said Gordon offered the officer $15,000.
... Gordon faces up to 50 years in prison and a maximum fine of nearly $1.3 million when he is sentenced May 20.