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IN-CUSTODY “KIDNAPPING/ MURDER FOR HIRE” PLOT UNCOVERED INMATE ADDITIONALLY CHARGED

BSO Case Number: PB02-11-398
PIO Number: 02-11-12
Date: November 7, 2002
Time: 1830
Place of Occurrence: Joseph V. Conte Facility, Pompano Beach

Victim(s):

  • Paulette Andrews, 41, 10/5/61, 396 NW 164th Avenue, Pembroke Pines

Suspect(s):

  • Tino Corleone, 38, 2/29/64, 1441 N. Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale

Description of Incident:

Broward Sheriff’s Office aggravated felonies detectives have additionally charged a BSO inmate with soliciting the murder of a Weston realtor who he kidnapped and robbed at gunpoint in May 2002. The suspect is also charged with plotting to kidnap the victim’s teenage daughter.

Last week, detention deputies learned Tino Corleone, 38, solicited a fellow inmate at the Joseph V. Conte Detention Facility to hire a hit man to carry out the kidnapping of Paulette Andrews’ 16 year-old daughter. The plan was to hold the teen hostage in an attempt to force Andrews to change her testimony or drop charges in Corleone’s pending armed robbery/kidnapping case. Corleone is also said to have solicited the murder of the Weston realtor.

The kidnap/ murder-for-hire plot stems from a May 15, 2002, incident in which Corleone, posing as a potential homebuyer, kidnapped Paulette Andrews at gunpoint as she drove him to view several homes for sale. During the ordeal, Andrews was forced to drive to three different Bank of America branches in downtown Fort Lauderdale where she was ordered to withdraw $3,850 from her account. The suspect later fled after leaving the victim bound in the backseat of her car parked outside of a Weston strip mall. Corleone was arrested the following day and was charged with Armed Robbery and Armed Kidnapping.

Corleone is being held without bond in BSO’s Joseph V. Conte Facility. He has been additionally charged with Solicitation to Commit Murder in the First Degree, Solicitation to Commit Kidnapping, and Retaliation against a victim.

INVESTIGATORS: Det. W. Weir
THIS REPORT BY: Liz Calzadilla/ PIO 11/12/02 3 p.m.

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