This question should be answered in CREAC (conclusion, rule, explanation, application, conclusion) format. Please include all relevant keywords, terms, and phrases when discussing each topic.
After Wanda found out about Harry’s infidelity, she decided to have him killed. Wanda approached Frank to solicit his assistance in carrying out the planned murder. Although Wanda believed that Frank was a hit man for the Mafia, he was in fact an FBI agent investigating organized crime.
Wanda told Frank that she would pay him $20,000 if he accepted the job and then pay him an additional
$30,000 after the killing was complete. Upon hearing Wanda’s proposal, Frank manifested his complete concurrence in the scheme and expressed his willingness to participate. However, Frank secretly intended not to go through with the plan and he merely feigned agreement because he wished to trap Wanda. Wanda told Frank that she would deliver the first payment the next day. However, before making the initial payment, Wanda learned that Frank was really an FBI agent. Fearful that she might be prosecuted for planning Harry’s murder, Wanda contacted the police and denunciated her participation in the criminal endeavor.
At common law, what crime is Wanda most likely to be found guilty of?
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First, think about the types of crimes where liability may attach even though the intended act has not been completed. Then, consider what Wanda’s intent was in approaching Frank before she learned that he was an FBI agent.