Ohio woman charged with trying to hire a hit-man

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TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) - Seventy year old Sandra Haughawout tried to hire a hit-man to kill her former son-in-law in May of this year. The man she thought was a potential killer, was an undercover FBI agent.
Haughawout said she would pay $8,000 up front and an additional $2,000 when the “deed” was done. Haughawout stated the code would be that the undercover agent “had the dog put down,” according to information provided to 13abc from the Northern District Court Attorney's Office.
The Milan resident was charged in federal court today with one count of solicitation to commit a crime of violence. The maximum sentence for this category of crime, if the defendant is found guilty, is 20 years. However, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office, "If convicted, the defendant’s sentence will be determined by the Court after reviewing factors unique to this case, including the defendant’s prior criminal record, if any, the defendant’s role in the offense and the characteristics of the violation. In all cases the sentence will not exceed the statutory maximum and in most cases it will be less than the maximum."