Posted at: 11/19/2012 8:54 AM
Updated at: 11/19/2012 11:49 AM
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Authorities say a Voorheesville man has been sentenced to eight years in prison for trying to arrange the abduction of a business associate in an attempt to get $400,000.
Judge Dan Lamont sentenced 53-year-old James Hennesey following his guilty plea to attempted kidnapping in September.
According to Albany County prosecutors, Hennesey, who was in the restoration and flood recovery business, contacted a third party proposing to kidnap the business associate and ransom him for money Hennesey believed he was owed.
State police investigated the case.
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