A glamorous California horsewoman is accused of trying to kill her millionaire ex-husband in a murder-for-hire plot after a court ordered her to cut her spending from $50,000 a month to $12,000 dollars.
Tatyana Remley, 42, was arrested by the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department on August 2 during an undercover operation at a Starbucks in Solano Beach.
Tatiana, who filed for divorce in May, is accused of offering $2 million to a mutual friend to kill Mark Remley, her husband of 12 years. The friend then informed Mark of her project.
Local reports say the couple, who were behind the doomed aerobatic horse show Valitar, had a volatile history filled with previous divorce filings they didn’t pursue and accusations of abuse. .
Mark claims she set fire to their $5 million home in Rancho Reposo, upscale Del Mar, just days after she allegedly tried to solicit a hit on him.
Tatiana was struggling financially, according to her lawyer, after she was ordered to cut expenses as part of their divorce settlement.
Tatyana Remley (pictured) of Del Mar, California allegedly tried to set up a murder-for-hire plot against her millionaire ex-husband, Mark Remley.
Remley, who filed for divorce from husband Mark Remley in May, is accused of offering a friend $2 million to kill Mark. Pictured: The couple in a photo from Facebook
The couple’s $4.8 million home in upscale Del Mar, California.
In July, his attorney, Tiffany Brown, described his client’s struggles when filing for divorce.
“His wife is in extreme financial difficulty. She is unable to maintain her realistic monthly expenses of just $12,000, far less than what she was used to at $50,000,” the filing states.
“She has no income and does not have the same access to funds and assets as the Respondent.”
Desperate, Tatiana reportedly turned to a mutual friend to help remedy her situation.
When he found out about the alleged hit, Mark raised his concerns with police, who later arrested her after an undercover operation, according to Coast News.
The exact details of how Tatiana – who has Mark’s name tattooed on her stomach – demanded that he be killed have not been shared by police at this time.
In addition to a charge of soliciting murder, she faces two weapons-related charges: carrying and concealing firearms not registered to her name in a vehicle and carrying a loaded firearm in a public place. not registered in his name.
The first is a felony and the second a misdemeanor.
Tatiana pleaded not guilty to all charges on August 4. His bail was denied by a judge.
If convicted of the solicitation charge, she faces up to nine years in prison.
The firearms felony charge could add an additional year to that sentence.
The case bears eerie similarities to that of Lindsay Shiver, accused of conspiring with her young Bahamian lover and a “hitman” to murder her former college football star husband Robert.
Remley and her husband had launched several unsuccessful businesses over the years, including an indoor cycling studio called Rhythm and Power.
Remley in a promotional commercial for their failed horse show in the San Diego area
Remley seen with a luxury sports car in a photo on her Facebook page
The Remleys reportedly had an intense relationship filled with highs — including luxury homes and vacations — and lows — like explosive arguments and divorce filings.
They first married in 2011 and have separated and reconciled several times over the course of a decade.
Tatyana testified in court documents that she had unlimited access to credit cards, up to $50.00 per month, and great properties in California and Hawaii.
After their last split, she asked the court to pay her an additional $15,000 a month in spousal support.
Tatyana also requested that she have exclusive access to their home in Del Mar, two trucks, a horse trailer, and various other items and pets.
Her attorney argued that she couldn’t cope with her new, more frugal lifestyle, as the couple routinely spent $30,000 in one night.
She estimated that her husband owned luxury vehicles worth over a million dollars, including two Rolls Royce cars.
Mark also has more than $8 million in assets that he could sell to support her, she claimed.
In her documents, she made alarming allegations of abuse, including a story that she was held at gunpoint and another that she was chased around her house with a knife.
Tatiana also accused him of being present when she was attacked at gunpoint by one of his friends.
Mark told The Coast News that the stories in his petition were false.
It is one of the couple’s former homes in the San Diego area, valued at over $5 million.
The couple already made headlines a decade ago when they opened an “equine-human acrobatics show” in 2012 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, known as Valitar.
In July, Del Mar firefighters responded to a fire at their home in the 4,600 block of Rancho Reposo, which Mark said was started by Tatyana.
Firefighters confirmed to The Coast News that the interior of the house had been reduced to ashes by the blaze and the cause of the fire was still under investigation.
In a divorce document, Tatiana said she was present when the fire broke out but did not know how the fire started.
The couple already made headlines a decade ago when they opened their “equine-human acrobatics show” Valitar at the Del Mar Fairgrounds in 2012.
The salon abruptly closed, and the business soon faced legal action from the vendors.
In 2015 the duo opened a cycling studio called Rhythm and Power which closed the following year for undisclosed reasons.