Nelly Producer Arrested For Fraud In “Sweetie Pies” Plot
We told you about the shocking news last week of the arrest of Tim Norman, son of "Sweetie Pies" owner Robbie Montgomery, who was arrested along with a woman named Terica Ellis for a murder for hire plot which lead to the death of Norman's nephew Andre Montgomery.
We are now learning according to WATN in Memphis, that another man, who had a hand in helping produce a hit album for Nelly, has been arrested and charged with fraud for his involvement in the scheme.
On Thursday, a grand jury indicted 42-year-old Waiel Rebhi Yaghnam, of St. Louis, with conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud. Yaghnam, who is not charged in the alleged murder-for-hire plot, is an insurance agent, but in 2002 he was one of the producers of "Nellyville," which sold more than 6 million copies in the U.S. according to the report.
Federal prosecutors allege that Yaghnam conspired with Norman to fraudulently obtain a $450,000 life insurance policy on Andre Montgomery. Yaghnam was Norman's insurance agent at the time.
Yaghnam and Norman allegedly made false statements on life insurance applications for Andre Montgomery in which they lied about Montgomery's net worth, income and other information. Norman became the sole beneficiary of of his nephew's life insurance policy in 2014. Andre Montgomery was shot to death in 2016.
Norman and Ellis each face a federal charge of conspiring to use interstate commerce facilities in the commission of a murder-for-hire, resulting in death. Authorities have not said who they believe shot the victim, but Yaghnam is not charged in the shooting.