November 28, 2021

Former Attorney Alex Murdaugh Facing 27 Charges Alleging He Stole Nearly $5 Million

Based on Attorney Basic Alan Wilson’s workplace, embattled South Carolina legal professional (*27*) Murdaugh is going through new expenses for stealing practically $5 million.

A grand jury returned 27 new legal expenses Friday morning. Based on the indictment, Murdaugh, 53, stole greater than $4.8 million over the past 4 years. $3.5 million of that was a part of an insurance coverage payout meant for the household of his housekeeper, Gloria Satterfield. She died at his dwelling in 2019.

Murdaugh faces seven counts of acquiring signature or property by false pretenses; seven counts of cash laundering; eight counts of pc crimes; 4 counts of breach of belief with fraudulent intent; and one rely of Forgery.

That is simply the most recent within the saga of the continued authorized battles Murdaugh is going through. He is at present behind bars with out bail in a Columbia, SC jail for different expenses associated to Satterfield’s wrongful dying settlement.

“The Satterfield family is grateful to law enforcement for their continued efforts in the investigation of the facts and circumstances surrounding the death of Gloria Satterfield and the egregious breaches of trust and theft committed upon her sons,” the Satterfield household’s attorneys stated to CNN. “The additional indictments brought today in connection with the crimes committed against Gloria and her sons as well as apparently others are welcome, long overdue, and were appropriately brought.”

Murdaugh can also be going through a number of lawsuits in civil courtroom. One of many lawsuits comes from his former agency, which alleges he misappropriated cash.

In June, his spouse and son had been discovered shot to dying outdoors their dwelling. Murdaugh then conspired with Curtis Smith to kill him in September so his surviving son can be eligible to gather on a $10 million life insurance coverage coverage. Murdaugh was charged with insurance coverage fraud, conspiracy to commit insurance coverage fraud, and submitting a false police report.