Spokane doctor accused in kidnapping for hire plot pleads guilty

A Spokane medical doctor accused of hiring someone on the dark web to kidnap his estranged wife pleaded guilty Wednesday to two counts of threats in interstate commerce as part of a plea deal.

Ronald Ilg, who has been a licensed physician in Washington state since 2003, originally pleaded not guilty to one count of attempted kidnapping in May 2021, KREM-TV reported.

As a result of his guilty pleas Wednesday, charges of cyberstalking, attempted kidnapping, damage to a computer and witness tampering were dismissed.

Ilg’s estranged wife in 2021 gave investigators text messages in which she accused him of trying to hire someone to carry out a week-long kidnapping,

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