The president of a business in Rockville, Minnesota, has been charged with engaging one of his employees in a plot to kill the fiancé of his former lover – who also worked for him.
According to a release from the FBI, Minnesota's U.S. Attorney Andrew Luger has charged Robert James Schueller, 29, with the use of interstate commerce facilities in the commission of murder-for-hire.
Schueller is the president of Nomad Pipeline Services, and according to the criminal complaint cheated on his wife with one of his employees between May and August 2013.
Three months after their affair ended, Schueller discovered she was involved with another man, and was rebuffed when he tried to reignite their relationship.
WCCO reports that he then approached one of his employees, who had several felony convictions, and asked if he had any prison contacts who could kill his former lover's new boyfriend.
He sent his employee $10,000 cash and two business cards with the boyfriend's name and information on where to find him, not knowing that the felon had shared the plot with police in Stearns County.
When the worker said he could not find anyone to kill his former paramour's new boyfriend, Schueller told him to "burn those business cards," according to the FBI.
Schueller appeared in U.S District Court in St. Paul Friday afternoon.