The Murder Case of George Kogan: A Case Study


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CASE STUDY 2The murder case of George Kogan The entire study will be revolving around the murder case of the George Kogan that took place in the year 1990. The wife of the multimillionaire was accused in this murder case where she hired a gunman to gun down her husband. George Kogan was shot just in front of his apartment that was located in the 69th street. However, Barbara Kogan the wife of George at that time was going through a bitter divorce and eventually after the killing Barbara refused to cooperate with the investigators. At that point in time instead of cooperating she was fighting to collect millions from the life insurance policies of her husband. On the other hand, just before this shooting took place George was on his way to meet with his girlfriend. The name of his then-girlfriend was Mary-Louis Hawkins who once worked as the publicist of George and she was only 29 years old. During that time both Barbara and George became estranged and this made Barbara bitter. Negotiations for the divorce took place between George and Barbara for the divorce and she demanded approximately $5000 per week in alimony but the request was turned down by the judge so things between the Barbara and George began to sour a lot. Immediately after the murder took place Barbara aimed to collect approximately $4 million as a part of the life insurance coverage and then she was suspected one of the main culprits inthe death of George. On a sad note, it took more than 20 years for the authorities to find out that Ms. Kogan plotted with her lawyer named Manuel Martinez for hiring a hit man in terms of carrying out the entire murder. However, the lawyer was found guilty in this entire murder case in the year 2008 and after so many years of refusing finally, he agreed that the murder was done after conspiring with Barbara in terms of hiring the hit man. Followed by it in the year 2020, Barbara pleaded guilty for conspiracy to commit murder as well as the murder in

CASE STUDY 3the first degree. Furthermore, she approximately faces up to 25 years in the prison on each and every charge at sentencing that is scheduled in the 19th of May in the year 2010 (Taylor, 2009). George Kogan was a well-known wealthy real estate investor with some of the financial interest in the casino in Puerto Rico and also some of the buildings located in Brooklyn. Initially, Barbara and George met in their college days and fell in love and then got married. They had two children from their marriage and on the East 76th street, an antique store was opened by them. However, in the 1980s they had separated and moved towards the divorce. In the year 1989, George moved with his then-publicist and she was hired by the antique store. The date was 23rd October and the year was 1990 when George was walking towards his apartment with some of the groceries in his hand when out of nowhere a gunman suddenly arrived and in a calm manner approached him and then fired at his back and George was shot 3 times at his back. Initially the lawyer was not at all convicted of the murder but later on, he was convicted and was charged and was serving a sentence of 25 years (Lentol, Weinstein & Aubry, 2005). 20 years have passed till 2010 when the widow of George got a sentence of serving 36 years in the prison for plotting the murder against her husband. It took more than 20 years to solve this murder mystery of the famous multimillionaire business tycoon. When the court hearing took place in 2010 it has been observed that Barbara did not offer any type of apology as she was sentenced 36 years of imprisonment where she was ordered 12 years in the prison at least. Ultimately Kogan pleaded guilty to the manslaughter along with some of the other charges after getting to know that the prosecutors had some of the tapes of her making some of the indecent remarks to one of her friend from the jail via a telephone. On the other hand,

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