NEW CITY, New York – A plea deal was reached Monday in the case of a Rockland County podiatrist who plotted to have his wife murdered.
Jury selection was set to begin in Ira Bernstein’s trial.
In September, Bernstein’s girlfriend Kelly Gribeluk pleaded guilty to plotting with him to have his estranged wife run over in a way that would look like an accident.
Details of the plea deal have not yet been released.
Bernstein was arrested before the alleged plot could be carried out and pleaded not guilty at his arraignment on numerous charges.
He was arrested in May 2015. Investigators from Ramapo and the district attorney’s office described an elaborate plan using wiretaps, meetings and even cash payments to build a complicated case against the pair that led to their arrest.