Defense Attorney Admits Trying to Hire Hit Man to Kill Husband

Maridee Costanzo

Ohio defense attorney Maridee Costanzo made a reputation for herself as one aggressive, tough-talking and remarkably profane lawyer.

She once called a judge a "sick, twisted old man" in a voice mail message. Another time, she told a client who was considering a divorce to max out her husband's credit cards. The woman did, going on a $14,000 shopping spree.

But all of that was nothing compared with what she said in federal court on Thursday: She admitted trying to have her estranged husband killed.

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