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A New York woman pleaded not guilty to a racketeering murder charge during a federal court hearing in White Plains on Tuesday for allegedly hiring a hitman to kill her brother-in-law.

Reshma Massarone, who was hired in April as a manager at the Woodstock, N.Y., branch of the $1.4 billion Mid-Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union, was arrested on Aug. 21 and remains in federal custody after a judge said Massarone was a danger to the community. If the 39-year-old mother of two is convicted on the felony murder-for-hire allegation, the maximum penalty is 10 years in prison and a fine, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

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