Guard Has Affair With Inmate, Plots to Kill Wife

A former prison guard will serve on the other side of the bars for murder-for-hire plot

A former guard at the federal prison in Danbury faces up to 10 years  when he is sentenced Thursday for having sex with a female inmate and plotting with her to kill his wife.

Michael Rudkin, of Brewster, N.Y., pleaded guilty last August to sexual abuse of a ward and attempted murder for hire.

Rudkin and the inmate had a sexual relationship from October 2007 to January 2008 and he promised to pay her $5,000 to arrange for his wife's murder, prosecutors said.

Rudkin also asked the inmate to wait until he could reinstate a life insurance policy on his wife, prosecutors said.

Investigators learned of the plot before any harm came to Rudkin's wife.

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