NY widow gets prison for 1990 contract slaying

The News Leader

June 4, 2010 8:59:14 AM PDT
A widow will spend up to 36 years in prison for arranging the killing of her real estate tycoon husband. Barbara Kogan pleaded guilty in April to manslaughter and other charges in the October 1990 death of her estranged husband, George.

Manhattan prosecutors said the plot was driven by jealousy and greed.

Kogan, who's 67, was sentenced Friday to 12 to 36 years in prison.

The Kogans were in the throes of a harsh divorce. He was involved with a woman 20 years his junior, a publicist the couple had hired to promote an antiques business.

The widow collected about $4.3 million in life insurance after his death.