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Former Warren attorney who hired hit man back in jail

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WARREN, Ohio -

A former high profile Valley defense attorney who served prison time for trying to hire a hit man to kill her husband is back behind bars following a raid on her Warren home.

Authorities from Geauga County searched the Genesee Avenue NE home of Maridee Costanzo Friday morning as part of an investigation into stolen property.

Costanzo, 59,  was booked into the Geauga County Jail where she awaits arraignment on Monday.

The former prominent defense attorney was sentenced to eight years in federal prison in 2005 for trying to hire someone to kill her husband.

Three years ago, the federal judge who sentenced Costanzo denied her motion to be released early from federal supervision.

At the time, Costanzo wrote to the judge saying she had turned her life around and was working to obtain a Master's Degree in substance abuse and chemical dependency counseling.

In his response opposing Costanzo's request, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, Steven Dettelbach said that Costanzo displayed "callous indifference to the life of her husband and a woman her husband was purportedly dating".

Dettelbach also wrote, "Given how quickly she spiraled out of control in the past, the government believes that it would be in her best interest and the interest of the public for her to remain under supervision of a Probation Officer for the entire three-year term that this Court originally imposed."

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