‘Contracted Hitman’ to be sentenced next month

An Estonian man who admitted conspiring to murder a man linked to the Hutch crime gang in Northern Ireland last year bought a wig in Dublin city centre and used an encrypted Blackberry phone, a sentencing hearing at the Special Criminal Court heard today.

Imre Arakas, 59, with an address in Sopruse, Tallinn, Estonia, admitted conspiring with others not before the courts to murder James Gately in Northern Ireland between 3 and 4 April last year.

Arakas will be sentenced on the 12th December.

-Noah Harte