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Doctor Accused Of Hiring Hitman To Kill Wife

Last updated on Monday, January 26, 2009

(ELKHART) - A Northern Indiana doctor has been arrested on federal charges that he tried to hire a business associate to kill his estranged wife and two other people.

FBI Special Agent Wendy Osborne says 49-year-old Dr. Lesley Scholl offered a business associate $200,000 dollars each for the murders of his estranged wife, the wife's attorney and another doctor with whom he had a dispute. The business associate was wearing a recording device.

Scholl also faces charges of illegally transferring a gun silencer.

Scholl lives in Roanoke and has an office in Elkhart.

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