Sweetie Pie’s murder plot: Man sentenced

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ST. LOUIS –


A former St. Louis insurance coverage agent was sentenced Monday to 3 years in jail for serving to a one-time actuality TV star fraudulently acquire life insurance coverage on a relative later shot to loss of life in a murder-for-hire conspiracy.


Waiel Rebhi Yaghnam, 44, pleaded responsible to federal costs in July, admitting he conspired with James Norman on the coverage on Norman’s nephew, Andre Montgomery Jr.


Norman and Montgomery each appeared on OWN TV’s “Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s,” a actuality present set in a restaurant based by Montgomery’s grandmother. It ran 5 seasons beginning in 2011.


Montgomery, 21, was killed in 2016 by Travell Anthony Hill, who mentioned he was employed by Norman. Hill pleaded responsible in June to conspiracy to murder-for-hire and was sentenced to 32 years in jail.


Norman, 43, was convicted in September of murder-for-hire and fraud costs. Sentencing is in March.


The coverage contained a $200,000 unintended loss of life rider that may pay out if Montgomery died of one thing apart from pure causes, and a $50,000 time period rider that may pay if Montgomery died inside 10 years of the coverage’s issuance.

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