Scottsdale man accused of plotting to extort or harm realtor

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SCOTTSDALE, AZ (AP) -

A Scottsdale man is accused of trying to hire undercover police detectives to extort or harm a real estate mogul who won a $1.2 million lawsuit against him.

Authorities say 46-year-old Mikhail Kordonsky is being held on suspicion of conspiracy to commit first-degree murder.

Kordonsky's bond was set at $500,000 at his initial court appearance Friday. He doesn't have an attorney yet.

Court records show Kordonsky wanted to get revenge against an unnamed head of a commercial real-estate company.

Police say Kordonsky spoke of plotting to kidnap the man, beat him with a bat and shoot him in the back of the head if he didn't pay $10 million in diamonds because they're untraceable.

Investigators say Kordonsky claimed connections to a mobster who's serving a federal prison sentence in Arizona.

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