Florida Wife Who Accidentally Hired Undercover Cop To Kill Spouse Has OC Ties

​Dalia Mohammed Dippolito--the gold-digging Palm Beach County call girl who found herself in the national media spotlight in August after police accused her of unknowingly hiring an undercover cop to kill her new husband--has ties to Orange County, California.

According to a report this weekend in the Palm Beach Post, Mohammed lived in Los Angeles and worked in OC apparently as a bi-coastal prostitute when she answered a 2008 call for an escort by Michael Dippolito of Boca Raton.

Dippolito, 38, quickly divorced his wife that he'd cheated on and married Mohammed, now 27 years old and a native of New York. After getting her new husband to give her his home and $240,000 of his life savings, the hooker unsuccessfully attempted to kill him by putting odorless anti-freeze into his Starbucks coffee in July and the following month gave a cop posing as a hit man $3,000 and the alarm instructions for the couple's home, according to police. The woman claims she is innocent of solicitation to commit murder charges.

The Post reports that while Mohammed lived in California she used the fake name of "Jessica" and told the men she met in bars that she worked for a chiropractor.

"In California she honed her ability to break rich men's hearts, a former lover told police," wrote Post reporter Andrew Marra. "She bragged to him once about a wealthy man in California who made the costly mistake of asking her to marry him. 'It was all about money,' the former lover said. 'She got a $40,000 engagement ring from him. She got a brand-new Mercedes from him, then left him.'"

Florida police have surreptitious footage of Mohammed telling the undercover cop she was "5,000 percent sure" she wanted Dippolito murdered.

"I'm a lot tougher than what I look," Mohammed said while she allegedly negotiated the killing. "I know you're thinking, you're like, okay, like what a cute girl. But I'm not. I'm not."

--R. Scott Moxley / OC Weekly


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