Beverly Hills Man Gets 5-Year Prison Sentence for Hiring Hit Man to Kill Woman He Dated
September 15, 2022
A Beverly Hills man was sentenced to five years behind bars this week for trying to hire a "hit man" to kill a woman he briefly dated in 2020.
In June, Scott Berkett, 25, pleaded guilty to a single count of using interstate facilities to commit murder-for-hire, which carries a prison sentence of up to 10 years. However, prosecutors agreed to seek a penalty of no more than five years, according to the plea agreement filed in Los Angeles federal court.
Federal prosecutors said Berkett met the victim online, and she flew to Los Angeles to meet him in late October 2020. Identified in court pape...