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Bank of America named in new Latham civil suit

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Wilkinson, Palmer, Yenawine, and Moore have all been named co-conspirators. Wilkinson, Palmer, Yenawine, and Moore have all been named co-conspirators.

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) – Bank of America and several unnamed employees have been named in a new lawsuit filed by Nancy Latham, the woman who was the focus of her estranged husband's alleged murder-for-hire plot.

Mrs. Latham's legal team filed suit in Charleston on Wednesday accusing Bank of America of failing to keep tabs on the budding relationship between her husband, Chris Latham, and his assistant, Wendy Moore.

Moore and Mr. Latham, as well as three other people have been arrested and charged in connection to a contract killing plot that targeted Mrs. Latham.

The newest suit argues that Bank of America employees should have been aware of Mr. Latham and Moore's relationship and the "imminent probability of harm to Mrs. Latham including a murder-for-hire plan."

During a federal bond hearing for Mr. Latham earlier this week, federal agents testified that information about Mrs. Latham's life was printed by Mr. Latham and Moore at their Bank of America offices. That information, investigators contend, was turned into a dossier for the hired killers.

The lawsuit accuses Bank of America of failing to "supervise and take reasonable steps concerning the activity set forth."

The lawsuit seeks unspecified punitive and actual damages, arguing that Mrs. Latham has suffered and will continue to suffer financial losses due to the actions of her husband and Moore.

Police uncovered the case in April during a traffic stop. Aaron Wilkinson was stopped trying to buy heroin in downtown Charleston. Once in police custody, he opened up, explaining that he was in town because he had been hired by Moore to kill Mrs. Latham.

He also implicated Moore's ex-husband, Samuel Yenawine, and Yenawine's girlfriend, Rachel Palmer.

The case against Yenawine was dropped in June after he was found hanging in a Georgetown County Detention Center cell. Investigators called it a suicide, but his attorney argues he was killed.

The next court hearing for Palmer, Moore and Wilkinson is set for Aug. 27.

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