The DMN reports on today’s sentencing. Ryan Walker Grant got 10 years in federal prison and a $17,500 fine for trying to hire hit men from Mexico to take out Arlington Mayor Robert Cluck. His motive for the crime had something to do with his believing city officials were being too tough on his strip club, Flashdancer Cabaret.
At today’s hearing, Grant echoed the earlier twisted logic of his lawyer, who had argued that no one was ever actually going to be hurt by this murder-for-hire plot:
Grant apologized to Cluck and his family shortly before Means sentenced him. He blamed his actions on an addiction to prescription painkillers.
“I messed up. That’s the bottom line,” Grant said. “It was never my intention to hurt anyone. I wish to take this time to sincerely apologize to Mr. Cluck and his family.”