Embattled South Carolina legal professional Alex Murdaugh was arrested Thursday in Florida after the household of his housekeeper accused him of insurance coverage fraud.
Murdaugh, 53, is going through fees of acquiring property underneath false pretenses. Authorities took him into custody after he was launched from a drug rehabilitation facility in Orlando. An extradition listening to was held Friday.
Gloria Satterfield labored for the Murdaugh’s for greater than 20 years earlier than dying in a “slip-and-fall accident” at their dwelling. Her two grownup sons had been entitled to $2.7 million in life insurance coverage on account of her demise. Murdaugh reportedly negotiated an insurance coverage settlement in secret and pocketed the cash.
Murdaugh’s legal professional, Dick Harpootlian, stated in an announcement to CNN that his consumer “to fully cooperate with this investigation, as he has with the investigation into the murder of his wife and son.”
His spouse, Maggie, 52, and his son, Paul, 22, had been discovered shot to demise outdoors the household’s dwelling in June. Murdaugh then organized to have himself killed so his surviving son could be eligible for his $10 million life insurance coverage coverage. He was discovered on the facet of a highway with a gunshot wound to the top, which he survived.