By Associated Press - Friday, March 4, 2016

BOSTON (AP) - A federal prosecutor says a Massachusetts 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.

U.S. Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz says in a news release Friday that 53-year-old Andrew S. Gordon, of Chelmsford, was convicted of using the mail and telephone to try to hire a New Hampshire gang member to kill the state trooper and another man, both witnesses in the state case against Gordon.

Ortiz says the gang member was actually another undercover officer. She says Gordon offered the officer $15,000.

Gordon faces up to 50 years in prison and a maximum fine of nearly $1.3 million at a May 20 sentencing.

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