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Local businessman accused of hiring hit man to kill estranged wife

A local business man accused of hiring a hit man to kill his estranged wife is due in court on Thursday.
April 2, 2014 12:00:00 AM PDT
A former model and businesswoman is at the center of a Southern California murder-for-hire plot. Monica Andreny's estranged husband, businessman Dino Guglielmelli, has been arrested on suspicion of trying to have her killed.

Guglielmelli, a vitamin tycoon, is due in court in San Fernando Thursday. On Oct. 1, Guglielmelli allegedly tried to hire a friend and business associate, Richard Fuhrmann, to carry out the murder, according to the criminal complaint.

But Fuhrmann taped their conversations. Guglielmelli's defense attorney, Anthony Brooklier, says his client was set up.

"When the jury hears the tapes, they're going to understand that he was manipulated by somebody who was trying to help himself," said Brooklier.

Guglielmelli founded the nutrition supplements company, Creations Garden, in Valencia back in 1992. After his arrest last October, his business went into bankruptcy. The company's website currently states that it's under new ownership. Guglielmelli has been in jail since Oct. 3, and his bail has been set at $10 million.

Andreny, who is known professionally as Monica Olsen, runs a successful skin care business called Skin By Monica. Her line of skin care products was distributed through her husband's business.

Eyewitness News contacted Andreny, but she said she could not comment on the case.


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