A federal grand jury has charged Ann Jenene Cinnamon, a/k/a Ann Jenene Greer, 41, of Sterling, Va., with allegedly hiring a hit man to kill her boyfriendâ€™s â€œmistress.â€
Cinnamon was indicted Wednesday with murder-for-hire and solicitation of murder, which carry a maximum penalty of 10 and five years in prison, respectively, if convicted.
According to court records, in August 2011 Cinnamon allegedly contacted a man she had met on a social dating site seeking to hire someone to murder an individual that she described as her boyfriendâ€™s â€œmistress.â€ From that time through October 2011, Cinnamon is accused of taking steps to carry out the murder, including offering to pay $500 to the hit man, paying $100 as a down payment, planning her alibi, and providing information about her boyfriend so that he could be followed to the â€œmistressâ€™ â€ residence.
Court records indicate that the man she contacted brought the request to the attention of the FBI, and his interaction with the defendant was closely monitored by law enforcement. Cinnamon was arrested by the FBI on Oct. 20, 2011, following a meeting she had with the man in a Great Falls shopping center, where they allegedly further discussed the murder plot and the plan for payment.
The case is being investigated by the FBIâ€™s Washington Field Office. Assistant United States Attorney Jonathan Fahey is prosecuting the case on behalf of the United States.
Neil H. MacBride, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, and James W. McJunkin, Assistant Director in Charge of the FBIâ€™s Washington Field Office, made the announcement.