Former insurance agent convicted of playing role in Sweetie Pie’s murder plot

Waiel Rebhi Yaghnam helped Tim Norman obtain life insurance for Andre Montgomery Jr. before Montgomery’s death.

st. LOUIS — The former insurance agent who helped former Sweetie Pie star Tim Norman obtain a life insurance policy for his nephew was sentenced to prison on Monday.

Norman’s insurance agent, Wyell Levi Yagnam, has pleaded guilty to mail and wire fraud conspiracy in connection with the 2016 murder-for-hire plot that led to the death of Andre Montgomery Jr., 3. He was sentenced to a year’s imprisonment.

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Yagnam helped Norman get a life insurance policy for Montgomery before he died. In 2014, according to Yagnam’s plea bargain, Norman took out a $450,000 life insurance policy on the then-21-year-old Montgomery, which Norman sought to cash in after Montgomery’s death.

Yaghnam and Norman conspired to use false information about Montgomery to fraudulently apply for and ultimately obtain a policy on Montgomery, his plea states.

According to Yaghnam’s plea, Norman received $200,000 in insurance, a $200,000 accidental death rider to pay Montgomery if he died of causes other than natural causes, and a $200,000 accidental death rider to pay if Montgomery died within ten years of his death. Got a 10 year covenant for $50,000. A policy was published in 2014.

According to a press release from Eastern Missouri U.S. Attorney Sailor Fleming, Judge John A. Ross said there was no evidence that Yagnam knew the murders would occur when he committed insurance fraud, but said: added as Something bad was about to happen. ”

A jury found him guilty of all charges in September. He was charged with murder for hire, committing murder for hire, conspiracy to cause death and mail fraud.

Norman’s sentencing is scheduled for March 2nd.

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