Former Lufkin methadone clinic owner gets 188 months for murder scheme
Edward Jacobs (Source: Smith County Jail)
From the US Attorney's Office
TYLER, Texas - A 43-year-old former Lufkin methadone clinic owner has been
sentenced to federal prison in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S.
Attorney John M. Bales today.
Edward Jacobs, of Tyler,
pleaded guilty on Dec. 18, 2012, to attempted arson and solicitation of murder
for hire and was sentenced to 188 months in federal prison today by U.S.
District Judge Leonard E. Davis.
According to information presented in court, on Mar. 19, 2012, Jacobs gave
Daniel Kubisty $3,000 to burn down the Add-Life Recovery Center, a methadone
clinic located in a building at 3322 E. Fifth Street in Tyler. Jacobs and
Kubisty conspired to burn down the building in order to gain a competitive
advantage for the Methadone Clinic of East Texas, which was owned by Jacobs and
also had an office in Tyler, Texas. On Mar. 19, 2012 Kubisty was arrested in
Tyler by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) and was
found to have a gasoline can, with a wick saturated in gasoline protruding from
its neck, in the back of his pickup.
After Kubisty's arrest, Jacobs feared Kubisty would testify against him and on
June 1, 2012, he arranged a meeting with a man he believed he could hire to
murder Kubisty in order to prevent Kubisty's testimony. During the
meeting, Jacobs offered to pay the hit-man $12,000 for Kubisty's murder.
ATF was monitoring the meeting and arrested Jacobs at the scene.
Kubisty pleaded guilty to attempted arson on Jan. 19, 2013 and is awaiting
This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol,
Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jim
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