Abington Man Pleads Guilty in Murder-for-Hire Case; Not to Murder Charges

Paul Ravi Vangore was arrested in November 2011 for an alleged plot to kidnap and kill a man who was ‘messing around’ with his wife, and two others. Vangore admitted to wanting his wife's lover and two others kidnapped and roughed up, but not murde


Paul Ravi Vangore, 48, of the 1400 block of Pepper Road, Rydal, pleaded guilty today to three charges of criminal solicitation to commit kidnapping with intent to inflict injury, according to a Phillyburbs.com story. It was the fourth day of his trial.

By doing so, the Montgomery County District Attorney's office agreed not to pursue three charges of criminal solicitation to commit murder. 

According to the story, Vangore's attorney Brian McMonagle said, "At no point in time did I ever think he wanted to or was capable of taking a human life here.”

Prosecutor Matthew Quigg said, "He will be held accountable for what he did and will be punished.”

Vangore could receive 10 to 20 years for each charge, according to the story.

See the story on Phillyburbs.com here.


Vangore has been in Montgomery County Prison since last November in lieu of $25 million bail.

See the initial story on Abington Patch here.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, Vangore met with a person over the summer and asked the person to kidnap and kill the man who was “messing around” with his wife. The person contacted Philadelphia Police, who then contacted Abington Police.

The person worked with Abington Police and Montgomery County Detectives as a confidential source.

According to the affidavit, Vangore contacted the confidential source several times, and drove the confidential source to his home on Pepper Road, his wife’s workplace and where she normally ate lunch.

Vangore told the confidential source that the source may have to kidnap and kill two associates of his wife’s lover.

A Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office press release said Vangore’s wife’s lover and his friends were former employees of Vangore’s.

Vangore indicated that he owns the Subway restaurant at The Pavilion on Old York Road.

Vangore was arrested yesterday at Kings Court Buffet in Wyncote after he met with the confidential source and the source’s friend — an undercover Montgomery County Detective. Vangore agreed to a price of $7,500 to kidnap and murder “all three.”

According to the affidavit, following a search of Vangore’s vehicle, police found $9,000 in “pristine,” large-denomination bills in two sealed bank envelopes, as well as photographs of two men and his wife. 


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