Patel hired Floyd Lawton to kill anyone interested in buying Unidac Industries. The first was James Holder, who was killed before The Hood could stop the assassination. Later, at an auction for Unidac, Walter Steele was targeted. Police believed Patel to be the target and so he was taken to safety.
Sometime after the event, Warren was travelling via helicopter with his assistant when they were intercepted by The Hood. The vigilante took Warren to the police, along with phone records proving his guilt.