McEarchern, who now is in federal custody, paid an $800 deposit to an undercover FBI agent as part of the proposed deal, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution previously reported.
Jail recordings captured McEarchern giving out information for money to be mailed. The FBI retrieved an envelope containing the $800 with a return address of the person who sent the money on McEarchern’s instruction, Page said.
McEarchern then said where the assassin could find his ex-wife, Page said.
“By providing an address and up-front money for the would-be assassin, McEarchern left little doubt that if the threat had not been discovered he may have found someone to carry out the heinous deed,” U.S. Attorney Byung J. “BJay” Pak said.
The case remains under investigation by the FBI and the Bartow County Sheriff’s Office.
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