Bank manager Reshma Massarone was charged in the failed murder-for-hire scheme in Manhattan Federal Court on Aug. 18.
The depraved plot was set in motion in July when Massarone, 39, reached out to an unnamed friend and offered him $10,000 to kill her brother-in-law while he was on a family trip to their native Guyana, prosecutors said.
“You take care of business and you be a rich man,” she told the prospective hitman on Facebook Messenger, according to court documents.
She then allegedly wired a $2,500 down payment to the person, who said he would set up the hit to look like a robbery gone wrong.
Instead — a day before the assassination was to happen — the pal told the intended target about the plot, and accompanied him to the U.S. embassy, where they spoke to authorities, according to court papers.
Reshma Massarone, a 39-year-old bank manager, was charged in the failed murder-for-hire plot in Manhattan Federal Court.Facebook Reshma Massarone
“The victim also told law enforcement officials that he and Massarone had an ongoing civil litigation matter pending in New York,” court papers said.
“This cold-hearted animal attempted to exploit my dying sister . . . so this is her karma that came back full circle,” one relative wrote on Facebook.
“This woman is evil,” another posted on the site.
One of Reshma Massarone’s relatives called her “cold-hearted animal’ on Facebook and said “this is her karma that came back full circle,” one relative wrote on Facebook.”US District Court for the Southern District of New York
“She has been torturing and tormenting people for a very long time.”
The litigation may have been connected to a restraining order Massarone filed against her brother-in-law which a judge dismissed, according to family members, who wouldn’t elaborate.
“She wasn’t satisfied, she didn’t get her way, so she wanted to murder him,” one family member told The Post.
“I think her next step was to get him assassinated or murdered because she was stuck with these attorney’s fees and all that,” another family member said.
“I think, in her mind, it was to get rid of the problem rather than go to litigation.”
Massarone, who works at Mid-Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union, is no stranger to the courts.
The plot was set in motion in July when Massarone reached out to an unnamed friend and offered him $10K to kill her brother-in-law while he was on a family trip to their native Guyana, prosecutors said.US District Court for the Southern District of New York
She has sued two banks over the past two years claiming they racially discriminated against her while she worked there, although both of those cases have been tossed by judges.
A judge ordered Massarone to be held without bail “based on danger to the community” during a hearing in Manhattan Federal Court.
The Mid-Hudson Valley Credit Union told the Credit Union Times that she had been placed on administrative leave.
Massarone’s attorney did not immediately respond to requests for comment.