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Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Greenville Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Murder for Hire

Greenville, South Carolina-------United States Attorney Sherri A. Lydon announced today that Travis Dale Brady, age 36, of Greenville, South Carolina, was sentenced in federal court in Greenville after pleading guilty to a murder for hire charge.  United States District Judge Bruce H. Hendricks sentenced Brady to the statutory maximum term of 120 months in federal prison, followed by court-ordered supervision.  There is no parole in the federal system.

Evidence presented to the court established that Brady was terminated from his employment with a Greenville business in 2016.  In 2017, he began to make comments and plans indicating that he wanted to seek revenge on those he deemed responsible for his job loss.  As Brady made contact with various persons, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) was notified and initiated an investigation.  During an approximately year-long investigation, Brady met with undercover FBI agents and confidential sources with whom he discussed plans that initially involved setting off a truck bomb at a business site of his former employer, but later evolved into sending a mail bomb to the home of a couple he deemed most responsible for his firing.  During the investigation, Brady sought the assistance of his colleagues.  Unknown to Brady at the time, those colleagues were undercover FBI agents and confidential sources.  The plan culminated on March 15, 2018, after Brady ordered a mail bomb from an undercover operative and then paid $100 to have the bomb placed in the mail.  It was Brady’s intent to have the bomb “exterminate” the couple.  Agents from the FBI then arrested Brady. 

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).  It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Max Cauthen of the Greenville office.


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Updated April 10, 2019