NYC’s Black Widow, Barbara Kogan Tastes Freedom After 12 Years in Prison


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New York City’s Barbara Kogan has enjoyed her first taste of freedom after spending 12 years behind bars.

Kogan was reportedly released from an upstate prison with parole on Thursday.

The 77 year old earned herself the “Black Widow” title because she wore expensive dark clothing during her trial.

She was convicted for reportedly being the  mastermind behind her wealthy husband’s high-profile murder.

Sources claim that the notorious Barbara was having her hair done while her husband, George Kogan, 49 at the time, took his last breaths.

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She had hired a hitman to kill him on Oct. 23, 1990, outside his mistress’ Upper East Side apartment.

Following the murder of her husband, Kogan fled for 20 years, living in Puerto Rico and spending her late husband’s $4.3 million life insurance policy, until she was finally caught up with and arrested in 2008.

In 2010, she pleaded guilty for conspiracy to commit murder and grand larceny, and was sent to Taconic Correctional Facility in Bedford Hills.

She was granted parole in July — despite pleas from her late husband’s mistress, Mary-Louise Hawkins who was just 28 at the time of his murder.

Kogan is currently under the supervision of the New York County parole.

She reported there within a day of her release as required, a correction official confirmed.

“She’s an animal, Barbara is extremely good at manipulating people — even parole officers”, Mary-Louise Hawkins revealed to The New York Post in October.

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