Black Widow released from jail after 12 years

BLACK Widow who masterminded her rich husband’s murder released from jail after 12 years

Barbara Kogan, who was convicted of plotting her wealthy husband’s murder in 1990, was released from a New York prison after serving twelve years on Thursday, November 19. Kogan earned the ‘Black Widow’ nickname due to the designer dark clothes she wore during her trial.

Kogan famously was getting a haircut when her husband, George Kogan, died after a hit man she had hired gunned him down outside his mistress’ Upper East Side apartment on October 23, 1990. The Black Widow fled to Puerto Rico and evaded capture for two decades until she was finally arrested and charged with conspiracy to commit murder and grand larceny. Kogan received $4.3million from her dead husband’s life insurance policy.

After her release Kogan immediately returned to Manhattan where she will be under supervision of the New York County parole division.

“She’s an animal,” George Kogan’s mistress Mary-Louise Hawkins told The Post in October. “Barbara is extremely good at manipulating people — even parole officers.”


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Former teacher and health services manager with a Degree in English, Sarah moved to Spain from Southern Ireland with her husband, who runs his own car rental business, in 2019. She is now enjoying a completely different pace and quality of life on the Costa Blanca South, with wonderful Spanish and expat friends in Cabo Roig. Sarah began working with Euro Weekly News in 2020 and loves nothing more than bringing all the latest national and international news to her local community.


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