The civil fallout from the alleged Latham murder-for-hire plot has expanded, with Nancy Latham filing suit against her estranged husband’s former workplace.
Attorneys for Nancy Latham filed a lawsuit in Charleston County accusing Bank of America and others of failing to properly monitor Christopher Latham and his purported girlfriend and assistant, Wendy Annette Moore.
Both have been arrested and charged federally with trying to have Nancy Latham killed earlier this year. The pair worked together at the bank.
The suit contends Latham and Moore should have been better monitored while the alleged plot was hatched.
One part of the suit says officials “failed to properly supervise and take reasonable steps concerning” the alleged plot being put together. Investigators contend a set of Google maps and a photo of Nancy Latham found in a “hit package” provided to the would-be killers were printed from Chris Latham’s and Moore’s computers at Bank of America.
The Lathams were nearing their final divorce hearing when the alleged murder for hire plot was uncovered. Christopher Latham, 50, was arrested earlier this month and denied bail. Moore also is being held until trial.
The suit also names U.S. Trust Corp. and unidentified John and/or Jane Does. It seeks unspecified actual and punitive damages. A Bank of America spokesperson said they had not seen the suit.
The case went public in early April after Russell Wilkinson of Kentucky alerted police to the scheme when Charleston police stopped him while he was trying to buy heroin on Charleston’s East Side, authorities said.
Soon, Wilkinson, 39, and three others were in custody, including Moore, 37; her former husband, 38-year-old Samuel Yenawine of Louisville, Ky.; and Yenawine’s girlfriend, Rachel Palmer, 36. Yenawine committed suicide in June, hanging himself in the Georgetown County jail.
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