What do you expect a 21-year veteran of the United States Army to do after leaving the service? Why not start and international murder-for-hire mercenary organization! With no shortage of clients from drug cartels to corrupt governments, these guys can make upwards of $800,000 per hit. That’s a lot better than the military pension pays!
From the article:
A former Army sergeant nicknamed Rambo has been charged with recruiting globe-trotting hitmen to act as muscle for drug-traffickers in a scheme that prosecutors said could have been “ripped from the pages of a Tom Clancy novel.”
Three members of the gang were ready to assassinate a federal agent for an $800,000 payoff, and one of them boasted that murder-for-hire was “fun,” according to court papers outlining the sting operation.
“The charges tell a tale of an international band of mercenary marksmen who enlisted their elite military training to serve as hired guns for evils ends,” said Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara.
“Three of the defendants were ready, willing and eager to take cold hard cash to commit the cold-blooded murders of a DEA agent and an informant.”
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