Howard Bloomgarden’s 1996 plea in federal court
In 1996, Howard Bloomgarden, then 28, confessed to ordering the killings of Peter Kovach and Ted Gould as part of a federal plea agreement. Racketeering and other charges were filed against members of a drug ring that Bloomgarden allegedly led. When the federal cases and appeals ended, Los Angeles prosecutors pursued cases against those involved in the deaths of Kovach, 26, and Gould, 29. Bloomgarden’s plea would later be ruled inadmissible in the state’s case against him.
Sources: Court file