ETX man pleads guilty to murder for hire plot, arson scheme

Edward Jacobs
Wednesday, January 9, 2013 - 7:41pm

Two men have pleaded guilty to arson, as well as one on a murder for hire charge.

54-year-old Tyler contractor Daniel Kubisty pleaded guilty to attempted arson Wednesday before U.S. Magistrate Judge Judith Guthrie.

According to court documents, on March 19, 2012, the contractor accepted $3,000 from Edward Jacobs to burn down a building located at 3322 E. Fifth Street in Tyler that was being used by the “Add-Life Recovery Center” methadone clinic.

Kubisty and Jacobs planned together to burn down the building to gain a competitive advantage for the “Methadone Clinic of East Texas” which was owned by Jacobs and also had an office in Tyler.

Kubisty was arrested March 19 in Tyler by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) and was found to have a gasoline can in the back of his pickup. The can also had a wick saturated in gasoline coming from its neck. He faces from five to 20 years in federal prison. A sentencing date has not been set.

                    Daniel Kubisty

After Kubisty’s arrest, on June 1, 2012, Jacobs hired a hit-man for $12,000 to keep the contractor from testifying against him. ATF was monitoring the meeting and arrested Jacobs at the scene.

On December 18, 2012, Jacobs pleaded guilty to attempted arson and solicitation of murder for hire. He faces up to 20 years in federal prison for each charge. A sentencing date has not been set.



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I knew many good people that have been hurt by him long before this happed a woman that used to work there and many patients that he wasn't trying to help at all he would take some of there methadone that they needed to stay well and take for himself and sell it , add life really cares about its people so much that they try to get them off of it even at the stake of the loosing money may god bless Dr .Adleman and his staff thank god they are safe

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