posted on Apr, 16 2004 @ 08:35 PM
this one speaks for itself...
Blues center Danton arrested in murder-for-hire plot
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SPRINGFIELD, Illinois (AFP) - St. Louis Blues center Mike Danton of Canada was arrested and charged with participating in an alleged murder-for-hire
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In a statement, the FBI (news - web sites) said the National Hockey League player was apprehended in San Jose, where the Blues were eliminated
Thursday night from the NHL playoffs by the Sharks.
Danton's arrest came one day after an alleged accomplice, 19-year-old Katie Wolfmeyer of Florissant, Missouri, was taken into custody in Brentwood,
According to federal prosecutor Ronald J. Tenpas of the Central District of Illinois, Danton and Wolfmeyer conspired to hire someone to kill an
acquaintance with whom Danton quarreled Tuesday night.
The criminal complaint said the argument involved "promiscuity and use of alcohol" by Danton, who "begged the acquaintance not to go to (Blues general
manager Larry Pleau) ... and ruin his career."
Wolfmeyer allegedly assisted Danton in finding a prospective killer. That unidentified person cooperated with the FBI, whose agents taped
incriminating telephone calls, authorities said. No one was injured.
Each count carries a maximum penalty of 10 years imprisonment and a fine up to 250,000 dollars.
Danton, 23, had seven goals, five assists and a team-leading 141 penalty minutes in 68 games in his first full NHL season.
A native of Brampton, Ontario, Danton was suspended during the 2001-02 season by New Jersey Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello for failing to
report to the minor leagues. Danton sat out most of the previous season following a disagreement over a medical diagnosis.