Ex Bank of America exec arrested, wife accused him of trying to kill her

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Federal investigators arrested former Charleston banker Chris Latham last Tuesday (6th) evening in connection with a sealed indictment while he was vacationing in the Upstate, his attorney said.

The Post and Courier reports that Latham, whose estranged wife has accused him of being involved in a plot to kill her, was reportedly arrested around 7pm.

Stephen Schmutz, Latham’s attorney, said agents with the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives took Latham into custody while he was on an outing with family and friends at Lake Jocassee in Salem. The 50-year-old Sullivan’s Island man was expected to be detained in the Charleston County jail late Tuesday night, he said.

Schmutz said the indictment against Latham is sealed and he had no details as to the nature of the charges. Latham is expected to be arraigned in U.S. District Court in Charleston on Wednesday, he said.

A prosecutor handling the case with the U.S. Attorney’s Office could not immediately be reached for comment late Tuesday.

The ATF has been the lead investigative agency probing the alleged murder-for-hire plot targeting Latham’s estranged wife, Nancy Latham, a Mount Pleasant real estate agent and state lottery official.

Chris Latham, through his attorneys, has strongly denied any involvement in the alleged plot.

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