Boston Man Sentenced for Trying to Hire Contract Killer Against Ex-Wife, Love

The Massachusetts man who pleaded guilty in January for the murder-for-hire plot against his ex-wife and her boyfriend was sentenced in federal court in late April to over seven years in prison.

According to the US Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts, Boston resident Mohammed Chowdhury was sentenced on April 25 to 92 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for two counts of interstate commerce facilities in the commission of murder-for-hire.

Chowdhury pleaded guilty in January to attempting to hire someone to murder his ex-wife and her boyfriend.

In November 2022, someone approached by Chowdhury in the murder-for-hire plot contacted authorities and told them Chowdhury was looking for someone to murder his ex-wife.

The person reporting claimed that Chowdhury previously found someone to do the hit who took the payment but never followed through with the killing. Chowdhury then allegedly told the person reporting that he wanted the hit to be done quickly and would find the money even if he had to rob a store.

A federal agent posing as a hitman then contacted Chowdhury to “arrange” the murder.

During their meetings, Chowdhury told the agent posing as the hitman and other agents posing as the hitman’s associates that his ex-wife left him for another man and refused to let him see their children. He instructed the agents to make the murders look like an aggravated robbery so he would not be suspected of the crime.

Chowdhury agreed to pay the agents $4,000 for each murder and gave them a $500 deposit on January 17, 2023. At that time, the agents placed Chowdhury under arrest.

Acting US Attorney Joshua Levy described Chowdhury’s conduct as “disturbing,” saying the misogynistic and dehumanizing behavior he displayed while concocting the plot spoke “volumes about how dangerous he is.”

According to the US Attorney’s Office, in 2019, Chowdhury was charged with violating a restraining order that prevented him from contacting or coming near his ex-wife.