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Atlanta Jail Official Arrested

Asenior Atlanta City Jail official was suspended from her job after being arrested on federal charges of attempting to hire a hit man to kill her boyfriend (the father of her young son), and the boyfriend's wife.

Rosetta Lee Soares, deputy director of Atlanta's Department of Corrections, was being held (as of Nov. 30, 1995) on $100,000 bond. Soares, 45, plans to plead innocent to the charges. The hit man she had arranged to do the job was an FBI informant. In a search of her home, FBI agents found a shotgun she allegedly was going to give the informant to do the job. Agents also found what is believed to be cocaine and marijuana in the search of her home.

Soares agreed to pay $2,500 for the murders. In one meeting with the hit man she asked him to kill the boyfriend's wife first, and then kill the boyfriend, so that she and her son would then inherit his estate.

Source: Corrections Digest

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