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Alleged Victim in Murder-for-Hire Plot Was in Nasty Divorce

Court documents: Female suspect worked for victim's husband.

Nancy Latham and her husband, Chris, were headed into a contentious divorce proceeding this week just days after police stumbled upon a murder-for-hire plot that targeted Nancy Latham, according to media reports.

The court proceedings were called off when officers discovered that three suspects had been hired to kill Nancy Latham. All three remain in police custody today, according to jail records.

One of those suspects, Wendy Annette Moore, 37, worked for Chris Latham and court records suggest she has been accused of being romantically linked to the prominent banker, according to a Post and Courier story.

Federal authorities on Thursday searched a Sullivan's Island home that is rented by Chris Latham, according to ABC News 4. He was not reportedly the subject of the search.

Nancy Latham, who lives in Mount Pleasant, sells real estate on Isle of Palms. She also was appointed treasurer of the South Carolina Lottery Commission. That appointment came from S.C. House Speaker Bobby Harrell, whom with Nancy Latham is reportedly a close friend, according to the newspaper.

Speaker Harrell and his wife are godparents to the Lathams' children and is mentioned in court documents that allege Speaker Harrell may have impacted the divorce proceeding. The Speaker denied those charges in a statement released to the newspaper.

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