Valerie Cincinelli, a New York police officer and a mother of two, paid $7,000 as part of a scheme to have her husband, Isaiah Carvalho Jr, murdered by a hitman.
According to sources, Cincinelli, who is a 12-year NYPD veteran and who also worked in a Queens domestic violence unit, conspired to have her boyfriend’s daughter killed, which lead to her boyfriend contacting the FBI, authorities mentioned.
In 2007, Cincinelli joined the NYPD and worked in the 106th precinct until the year of 2017, when she was then placed on modified duty and was no longer permitted to carry a firearm after being disciplined for sharing confidential information with her then-boyfriend at the time. It’s still unclear if it was the same boyfriend who had informed authorities of her recent murder-for-hire plot.
“It’s your worst nightmare scenario,” Matthew Weiss said, Carvalho’s lawyer.
Carvalho and Cincinelli married four years ago before filing a divorce in January. By February, she had asked her boyfriend to hire a hitman to murder her ex, along with his daughter.
Following the plans, Cincinelli withdrew $7,000 from a bank in Wantagh, N.Y., the same day her boyfriend purchased five ounces of gold coins that have a value of more than $6,900 that would pay the potential killer. Both Cincinelli and her boyfriend discussed the plot, according to court documents, and used social media to track the whereabouts of her boyfriend’s daughter.
After law enforcement convinced the NYPD vet of the attacks that would be carried out, Cincinelli was soon contacted by a detective that told her they were investigating the death of her husband. After receiving text messages from the alleged killer – who were FBI agents-, Cincinelli contacted her boyfriend to rehearse their alibis and ensure he deleted all text messages so there would be no evidence.
Cincinelli was taken into custody a few hours later and is currently being held without bail.