Man Facing Foreclosure Admits to Scheme to Abduct Attorney, Hold Him For Ransom to Score at Least $30K to Save Home

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Man admits scheme to abduct Granite City lawyer

EAST ST. LOUIS • A man trying to avoid foreclosure on his home acknowledged in federal court Tuesday in East St. Louis that he hatched a plan to abduct and hold a lawyer, living in Granite City, for ransom.

But the defendant, Brett L. Nash, 46, refused to admit what prosecutors claimed earlier this year — that he had considered various murder plots, including a hot-tub electrocution that he would blame on the victim’s cat.

As part of Nash’s guilty plea to a charge of solicitation of a crime of violence, prosecutors agreed to drop other charges, which included murder-for-hire.

Nash spent several months, beginning in late 2011, trying to persuade his wife to help him, court documents say.

The intended victim, whom Nash considered wealthy, had a romantic interest in Nash’s wife, a former dancer he had known for several years and who had a key to his house.

Nash needed at least $30,000 to avoid losing the couple’s home, near Pontoon Beach, to foreclosure, his plea says.

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2 Responses to “Man Facing Foreclosure Admits to Scheme to Abduct Attorney, Hold Him For Ransom to Score at Least $30K to Save Home”
  1. Hmmm makes one wonder doesn’t it?

  2. neidermeyer says:

    East St. Louis and strippers married to lawyers … need I say more.

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