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May 4, 2012 Published in Courts & Crime, Top Stories

Sterling Woman Sentenced To 72 Months For Murder-For-Hire Plot

Ann Jenene Cinnamon, aka Ann Jenene Greer, 41, of Sterling, Va., was sentenced to 72 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for hiring a hit-man to kill her boyfriend’s “mistress.”

Neil H. MacBride, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, and James W. McJunkin, Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI’s Washington Field Office, made the announcement after sentencing by United States District Judge Liam O’Grady.

Cinnamon pled guilty on Feb. 1, 2012, to murder for hire. According to court records, in August 2011 Cinnamon contacted a man to ask his help in hiring someone to murder an individual that she described as her boyfriend’s “mistress.” From that time through October 2011, Cinnamon took steps to carry out the murder, including offering to pay $500 to the hit man, paying $100 as a down payment and planning her alibi.

Court records indicate that the man she contacted brought the request to the attention of the FBI, and his interaction with the defendant was closely monitored by law enforcement. Cinnamon was arrested by the FBI on Oct. 20, 2011, following a meeting she had with the man in a Great Falls shopping center, where they discussed the murder plot and the plan for payment.

The case was investigated by the FBI’s Washington Field Office.  Assistant United States Attorney Jonathan Fahey and Special Assistant United States Attorney Melissa Pientka prosecuted the case on behalf of the United States.

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