A Des Plaines man faces federal charges for attempting to hire hit men to kill six people, the Chicago Tribune reported.
Zenon Grzegorczyk, 49, was arrested Thursday after paying $3,000 to undercover officers posing as hit men, the newspaper reported.
The Daily Mail reported that Grzegorczyk came to the attention of federal authorities because he wanted to purchase arms and ship them back to Poland. The newspaper reported that Grzegorczyk's hit list of six people was motivated by revenge – he blamed the people on the list for his divorce.
The Daily Mail reported that Grzegorczyk asked that the six people be burned alive at a cost of $5,000 per victim.
Grzegorczyk had been under investigation since April, the Chicago Sun-Times reported, because he was attempting to purchase AK-47s, pistols and grenades for friends in Poland. The initial investigation was conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
The Sun-Times reported that in the course of the arms investigation, Grzegorczyk's interest in hiring hitmen arose. On Thursday, the newspaper reported that Grzegorczyk met undercover officers at a Chicago McDonald's, paid them $3,000 and showed them another $42,000.