'Hitman' consents to US extradition
Published 16/04/2011 | 05:00
A LAS Vegas poker dealer jailed in 2008 after the Sharon Collins "lying eyes" trial has consented to his extradition to the US.
The US authorities requested the extradition of Essam Eid in connection with charges of extortion, threats to kill and injure. Egyptian-born Eid (55) was sentenced to six years in prison in November 2008 for demanding €100,000 from the son of millionaire businessman PJ Howard in exchange for not carrying out a contract to kill him, his brother and their father.
Co-accused Sharon Collins, of Kildysart Road, Ennis, Co Clare, was jailed for six years for soliciting a hit man to kill PJ Howard, who was her partner, and his two sons. The trial heard that she used the online name 'lyingeyes' to contact the website Hitmanforhire.com.