Fairbanks man sentenced in murder for hire case

In U. S. District Court, a Fairbanks man has been sentenced to six and a half years in prison for using interstate commerce in a murder for hire scheme.

57 year old Eric Grabber pled guilty to trying to hire a hitman to kill an acquaintance he believed cheated him in a business deal.

Federal authorities say the intended victim was George Cole, a long time friend of Grabbers.

The person that Grabber was accused of trying to hire to kill Cole reported the incident to the F-B-I

A federal grand jury indicted Grabber a year ago.