WATCH: Marta Alvarez charged with murder for allegedly killing developer
Marta Arce, the founder of the online retail company IndieMart, has been arrested in New York City on a slew of charges.
Authorities have arrested Alvarez, who was previously charged with one count of murder in the death of the developer who worked on a development project at her Brooklyn apartment building.
Alvarez, 45, was arrested Tuesday on one count each of second-degree murder, second-class murder, and criminal possession of a firearm.
She is scheduled to be arraigned on the charges at the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office on Wednesday.
According to the criminal complaint, Indiemart was the first e-commerce company to receive federal money under the Affordable Care Act, a federal law that gave health insurance to millions of Americans.
It also offered low-cost insurance to individuals and families, and a small business-related business insurance program.
In January, the company was granted a $4.8 billion tax credit by the Department of Health and Human Services.
The tax credit, which has since expired, helped it expand beyond its small business program to cover more than 2 million Americans.
In October, IndeMart said it was expanding its e-retail service to other markets.
Alvarez also served as vice president and general counsel of Indie Mart, which also helped develop the Affordable Healthcare Act.
She is accused of killing a development employee named Joseph K. Rizzo on Jan. 12, 2017.
The victim was employed by Rizzos construction company, which was one of three firms working on the development project.
According in the criminal case, the alleged victim had just returned from the Bahamas with $50,000 in cash.
The company also allegedly had plans to build an apartment complex near the site.
Authorities said the victim’s wife and mother-in-law, who lived in a nearby town, had asked Alvarez to move out of their townhouse.
When the victim went to the apartment complex, authorities said she found a man standing outside.
The man allegedly demanded that Alvarez pay $150,000 to $200,000 for her services, authorities wrote.
When Alvarez refused to pay the money, the victim allegedly took a gun and shot her, according to authorities.
The gun was recovered at the scene.
According the criminal investigation, Alvarez was living in New Jersey with her husband and daughter.
She and Rizzoes son-in of a business, lived in Brooklyn and planned to relocate to another state.
IndieMart declined to comment on the arrest.