Skip to main content

Company president in 'murder-for-hire' plot following affair with employee

  • Author:
  • Updated:

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.

Next Up

Screen Shot 2022-10-01 at 9.06.40 AM

What to do with the Kmart site? Minneapolis wants your ideas

The project will connect Nicollet Avenue south of Lake street and north of the Midtown Greenway, reestablishing a street grid.

Screen Shot 2022-10-01 at 7.53.55 AM

Crowd evacuated at end of homecoming football game in Brooklyn Park

Police blamed 'unruly teens' in the stands and some who were trying to enter the stadium.


State to help 44 Minnesota gas stations add E15 pumps

The yellow 88 button is coming to more gas stations in Minnesota.

Screen Shot 2022-09-30 at 4.54.42 PM

FBI, police investigating bank robbery at Edina's 50th and France

An ATM technician was robbed by four men at a U.S. Bank.

Ethan Glynn

Paralyzed Bloomington football player begins rehabilitation in Colorado

Ethan Glynn is at a world-renowned rehabilitation hospital.

Press Bar fire

Owner of St. Cloud bar gets 6 years for arson, ordered to repay $3M

A February 2020 fire at the Press Bar and Parlor was later determined to be an insurance job.


Bloomington, Richfield districts tighten security ahead of weekend football

Enhanced safety measures will be in place this weekend.

Screen Shot 2022-09-30 at 2.23.15 PM

Walz sends MN first responders to help with hurricane recovery in Florida

Eight members of the Minnesota All Hazards Incident Management Team will travel to Florida.