Dalia Dippolito tried to enlist at least two ex-lovers to help in her plot to have her husband arrested or bankrupted. But did the two men know about each other? And did they both know about her alleged murder plot?
Text messages released this week by the Palm Beach County State Attorney's Office don't answer that question. In those conversations, Dalia was urging her lover in California, Mike Stanley, to do everything possible to wipe out Michael Dippolito's bank account or get him arrested for violating his probation.
She led Stanley to believe that she needed to get rid of her husband so she and Stanley could be reunited. She had him repeatedly call the U.S. Treasury Department, complaining about the money Dippolito owed to his victims from a previous telemarketing scam. Stanley also
helped her get Dippolito to transfer his $225,000 townhouse to her name.
But Stanley's hard work wasn't producing any immediate results. So Dalia pushed him harder.
"U could cll the treasury dept and pretend to be him and pay them using his chkg acct number and wipe him clean," she wrote on July 28.
Stanley wasn't up for it. "Lol, no I'm not doing fraud," he responded.
"If he has no money he has no power and hes no longer a threat," she wrote. "all i think about is u. And to have that I have to put him away."
"So ur telling me thats the only way," Stanley responded.
"u know what i mean love u," Dalia wrote back.
Yet when she was speaking to another another ex-lover, who became a confidential informant for the police, Dalia said she needed Dippolito killed because she had spent around $200,000 of his money, and she was afraid of retaliation if she divorced him. After days of listening to Dalia beg him for a gun, that man went to the police on July 31 to expose Dalia's plot.
Yet Dalia had no idea the gig was up. She started asking Stanley to pick out apartments where they could live together in California.
"i love u can't wait. im getting so excited about being in the city like the dream apt in sex and the city movie with kerri and big," Dalia wrote.
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Then on August 1, Stanley wrote her at 12:04 a.m. "Have a really wacky story for u, like really crazy," he said.
They spoke on the phone. Apparently the news was good. "im still in shock over what u said," she wrote. "wow i love u so much."
"Baby I was blown away, stars are lining up for us love!!!!" he responded.
Dalia was arrested by the Boynton Beach police four days later, charged with solicitation of murder. She pleaded not guilty and is on house arrest.