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Milford businessman found guilty in murder-for-hire plot to get prison time

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Gregory Christofakis

MILFORD — A Milford businessman who was found guilty in a 2012 plot to hire someone to kill his ex-wife and assault his girlfriend’s ex-boyfriend will be sentenced Monday.

Gregory Christofakis, who owned an auto sales and body shop, pleaded guilty in August to charges of attempt to commit murder and another offense under the Alford doctrine, meaning he acknowledges there is enough evidence for a conviction. The plea carries a finding of guilty by the court.

Christofakis and his then-girlfriend, Ziba Guy, were charged with plotting to have Christofakis’ ex-wife killed and Guy’s ex-boyfriend assaulted. Guy is currently serving a four-year prison term.

The Connecticut Post reports prosecutors will recommend a 15-year sentence suspended after 8 ½ years served. Christofakis’ lawyer is expected to argue for 41 months.