Joseph Hunter, 48, pleaded not guilty on Sept. 28 to charges that he was involved in a plot to kill an American federal agent. Allegedly, the former U.S. Army soldier, a.k.a. Rambo, would have earned $800,000 for that kill.
Hunter appeared in a Manhattan courtroom on Saturday, after being expelled from Thailand where he was a resident. He was charged with “conspiracy, attempting to import cocaine and plotting to kill a law enforcement agent.”
“Rambo” was alleged to conspire with phony Colombian drug traffickers to kill that federal agent.
Hunter served with the U.S. Army from 1983 to 2004.
After leaving the Army, according to that unsealed indictment, Joseph Hunter became a privately paid contract killer and was involved in several killings that took place outside of the U.S.
In addition to Hunter, a second former U.S. Army sniper, and a retired German sharpshooter, were also charged in the plot to kill that American law enforcement agent, according to USA Today.
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