Sun Times Discovers Playboy
An imprisoned Chicago cop claims in an interview with Playboy he’s innocent of a plot to kill a fellow officer — and blames his former partner for being the one who wanted to carry out a hit.
Last year, Jerome Finnigan was sentenced to 12 years in prison after pleading guilty in federal court to a murder-for-hire plot and tax evasion for failing to report stolen cash as income.
In court, he admitted he tried to arrange the murder of a fellow cop he suspected was talking to the feds about thefts that he and other members of the Special Operations Section were committing on drug dealers and innocent citizens alike.
But in the April edition of Playboy, Finnigan changed his story, laying the blame on ex-partner Keith Herrera, who wore a wire on Finnigan to expose the murder-for-hire plot.