|MURDER FOR HIRE|
Enraged Jaroslaw Kozak, 41 agreed to pay $3000 to bump off his potential 52-year-old victim and handed $400 to an undercover Chicago cop posing as a hitman as a down payment for the job.
Assistant State’s Attorney Joe Cook said he plotted the murder after finding a videotape of the target and his wife engaged in sex.
His wife and the man had a prior relationship, according to the prosecutor, so he wanted him dead. But the iceman he found turned out to be an undercover member of the windy city's finest and he met with Kozak several times over the last three months and made audio and video recordings of their conversations.
Along with the money he also handed him the name and address of his target.
Kozak, a heating and air-conditioning technician with no criminal history, has a 9-year-old son and lives with his wife, who is a stay-at-home mom, his attorney said.
He faces up to 40 years in prison if convicted.