Former IRS Agent Gets 24 Years in Murder-for-Hire Plot That Targeted La Jollan
A former IRS agent-turned-tax preparer was sentenced Friday to nearly 24 years in federal prison for charges including a plot to kill Monique Siegel of La Jolla.
Steven Martinez of Ramona pleaded guilty last August to a dozen charges, including murder-for-hire and money laundering, after defrauding clients out of more than $11 million and then plotted their murders to prevent them from testifying about the theft.
One of the would-be targets was Siegel, then 86, according to the original complaint of March 2012. See attached PDF.
A former employee of Martinez said Martinez provided information about how to “best enter Siegel’s residence, including information about her gate, which is typically unlocked, and her sliding door, which is typically kept open.”
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