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Feds: 2 men traveled to Philippines for murder-for-hire plot with $35,000 fee
By LARRY NEUMEISTER Associated Press  JULY 22, 2015 — 6:50PM

 

NEW YORK — Two North Carolina men were arrested Wednesday on charges that they carried out a contract killing, allegedly leaving a woman dead on a garbage pile in the Philippines before each collected a portion of their $35,000 fee.

An indictment unsealed in U.S. District Court in New York City charged Adam Samia and Carl David Stillwell in the early 2012 killing of a Filipino woman.

Prosecutors said the woman, identified in court papers only as "Victim-1," was shot multiple times in the face before she was dumped on a pile of trash.

"After their contract killing, they allegedly covered their tracks by conspiring to launder the blood-money back to the United States," Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said in a release.

He said the men were arrested in Roxboro, North Carolina, after the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration played a key role in the probe, with cooperation from local and federal law enforcement officials.

Samia, 41, and Stillwell, 47, were scheduled to make an initial appearance Thursday in federal court in Greensboro, North Carolina. It was not immediately clear who will represent them in court.

Each was charged with conspiracy to kidnap and murder in the Philippines, discharging a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence and conspiracy to launder the proceeds of committing murder-for-hire. If convicted, they could face life in prison.

The person who allegedly hired the men was not named in the indictment, nor was the reason.

Prosecutors said Samia advertised himself as a "personal protection/security industry" professional who had worked as an "Independent Contractor" for clients in the Philippines, China, Papua New Guinea, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Republic of the Congo. They said he claimed he had training in tactics and weapons, including handguns, shotguns, rifles, sniper rifles and machine guns.

Stillwell's resume claimed he had training and experience in the field of information technology and had worked at a North Carolina firm that provides firearms training, prosecutors said.

Prosecutors said the men agreed in 2011 and early 2012 to carry out contract killings in exchange for monthly salaries and bonus payments for each victim.

Prosecutors said that after doing surveillance on the Filipino woman in the early weeks of 2012, the two men killed her on Feb. 12, 2012, and then each man collected a portion of the $35,000 fee before sending the money to the United States in increments of less than $10,000 so it was less likely to be noticed. They said the men returned to North Carolina in late February or early March of 2012 and have lived there since.

The indictment quoted the text of several emails between an uncharged co-conspirator and Samia, including one in which Samia on Jan. 23, 2012 requested $3,000, saying Samia and Stillwell were "just about broke" after spending money on an apartment, a car, food and taxis. Still, he boasted that he got a landlord to include a bed and air conditioning in the rent, showing they were "trying to save" where they could, the indictment said.

According to the indictment, they were criticized in May 2012 by the co-conspirator, who told Samia in an email that they did "one sloppy job which could have endangered everyone...."

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According to the indictment, they were criticized in May 2012 by the co-conspirator, who told Samia in an email that they did "one sloppy job which could have endangered everyone...."

 

:hystery:  You just can't make these things up can you?  I wonder when the film will be released?  :mocking:

 

JP. :tiphat:

Morning all :morning1:

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2 men traveled to Philippines for murder-for-hire plot with $35,000 fee
Prosecutors said the woman, identified in court papers only as "Victim-1,"
??? Why hire high cost hitmen from USA, when there are MANY CHEAP assassins available in the Philippines, when it wasn't a hard to hit victim??? Make no sence...
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2 men traveled to Philippines for murder-for-hire plot with $35,000 fee

 

Prosecutors said the woman, identified in court papers only as "Victim-1,"
??? Why hire high cost hitmen from USA, when there are MANY CHEAP assassins available in the Philippines, when it wasn't a hard to hit victim??? Make no sence...

 

You know Thomas I thought the same but the guy wanted a good Job, it ended sloppy but as we know there is a Sloppy job and a SLOPPY job. But i would like to know why it was a sloppy job? :unsure:

 

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Use of email was a bad miscalculation.

 

Notably the Person behind the hiring has not been named or ID'd. Probably an American if what we read is correct.

 

Good bad or indifferent. An American putting out a contract in the PI is going to stick out like a sore thumb. $35k is a substantial amount of money, so maybe the one who put out the contract thought it was "clean".

 

Where is he now?

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According to the indictment, they were criticized in May 2012 by the co-conspirator, who told Samia in an email that they did "one sloppy job which could have endangered everyone...."

 

:hystery:  You just can't make these things up can you?  I wonder when the film will be released?  :mocking:

 

JP. :tiphat:

Morning all :morning1:

 

I believe I have found their photos

 

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I believe that you can get a contract placed in the Philippines for much less money. But you would need a Filipino friend to negotiate for you. Otherwise you will pay a lot of long nose tax.

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Why hire high cost hitmen from USA, when there are MANY CHEAP assassins available in the Philippines, when it wasn't a hard to hit victim??? Make no sence...

 

 

HUMM ?

could it be that you wanted ta job done and done by someone who you can trust???

sure hire a local but,,,,, with any business transaction their is a risk..

 

 

#2, I am sure this isnt the 1st time that someone was on a vacation and did some extra work or sideline..

look at some of the unexplained deaths of Koreans or Chinese in the past few years. ..

 

#3. look at how the law enforcement investigate crimes here. by the time the found the body or ID the victim,

 the "mechanic" could already be on his way home,,

 and dont they need statements from the victims family to prosecute the alleged "hit-man"??

 

 

off topic yet related to post, just look at the harry doyle case/ 

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I am sure this isnt the 1st time that someone was on a vacation and did some extra work or sideline.. look at some of the unexplained deaths of Koreans or Chinese in the past few years

 

 

 

just found a news article in todays philstar... interesting...

 

 

MANILA, Philippines - Members of a criminal syndicate based in China are sneaking into the country to rob Chinese businessmen, police said yesterday.

While they are quick to enter the country, the Chinese gang members are also quick to escape after transferring millions of yuan to a bank in China.

The National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) learned about the Chinese syndicate’s racket after one of the victims, a certain Sen Mao Zheng, 32, complained to the Manila Police District (MPD) about a P7.6-million robbery.

 

According to Sen, he was alone in his rented condo unit in Binondo, Manila on May 25 when three men, armed with short firearms, entered through an unlocked door.

 

The suspects, who were wearing black pants, long-sleeved shirts and carrying backpacks, ordered Sen, a native of Fujian, to transfer money to a bank in China through the Internet.

 

When he refused, the suspects hurt him until he acceded to their demand to transfer 1.048 yuan (about P7.6 million) to the Chinese bank. They also allegedly took about P600,000 in cash, which Sen said he kept in a drawer.


 

The police also reported that the suspects fled and left without being detected by the building’s security personnel.

A police official claimed that the suspects were members of a crime ring in China who managed to surreptitiously enter the country to rob Chinese businessmen.

 

“The Chinese crime syndicate members appear directly at the doors of their intended victims after arriving at the airport. They also leave for China upon the completion of their mission,” said a police official who requested anonymity.

It is unclear what business Sen owns in the country.

 

Police probers are also at a loss     :1 (103):  :89:      :1 (103):  on how the crime ring

based in China managed to pick victims on the philippines,,,,,,,,,

 

this statement above doesnt give me much confidence in the PNP now... :( 

 

 

http://www.philstar.com/metro/2015/07/27/1481321/chinese-gang-sneaking-philippines-rob-traders

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The Chinese have been doing this for Centuries through the Triads's

Many thoughts can be had but to me it is their way (Apart from the  Greed of Some) of Distributing wealth.

I am not surprised at all with the PNP's take on it, the rest of the World are Reluctant to venture into the issue.

Mainly I see that are only hitting wealthy Chinese victims, for me have a Look at these victims Background and see who they have been screwing. I had a niece in the HK Police some years ago and even they, trod very carefully :unsure:

 

JMHO

 

JP :tiphat:

Morning All. :morning1:

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