Dalia Dippolito, woman who hired cop to kill husband, wants new trial based on conflict of interest

Her lawyer allegedly represented case detective

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. -- - The conviction of Dalia Dippolito, the Boynton Beach woman who was sentenced to 20 years in prison after being found guilty of a murder-for-hire plot, could soon be overturned according to her new lawyer.

Miami-base attorney Michael Grieco said he most likely will soon file for a new trial based on allegations that there was a "conflict of interest" in the legal representation of Dippolito.

Dippolito was the woman who thought she was hiring a hitman to kill her husband. Instead, the hitman was really a Boynton Beach police officer and it was all a sting operation.

The lead detective the in the case was Sgt. Frank Ranzie.

How the two are connected according to Grieco, both were represented by attorney Michael Salnick on separate trials. Grieco said Salnick represented Sgt. Ranzie back in 2001 and then Dippolito in 2011.

"Dalia has made it very clear to me that had she had known about this conflict, she never would have gone forward with Mr. Salnick," said Grieco.

Grieco said the situation is a major conflict of interest. He said because Salnick failed to mention he represented both individuals, he wants a new trial.

Grieco said he is filing a motion for a new trial as soon as Dippolito's current appeal play out in district court.

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