Alex Murdaugh indicted by SC grand jury on 27 new charges
GREENVILLE, SC – South Carolina State Grand Jury and South Carolina Attorney General’s Office filed 27 new charges against former SC attorney Richard “Alex” Murdaugh on Friday morning.
The latest indictment says Murdaugh has stolen more than $4.8 million over the past five years. About $3.5 million is considered insurance payments for the sons of the housekeeper Murdaugh, who died in 2019 from a fall at his home. He has faced additional charges in that case.
The charges include breach of trust, forgery, money laundering, computer crime and forgery, from charges in several South Carolina counties that spanned several years and involved multiple accidents. accused person.
The State grand jury brought five charges, totaling 27 counts, against the suspended Murdaugh. The indictments charge Murdaugh with four counts of breach of trust with intent to defraud; seven counts of forgery of signatures or property; seven counts of money laundering; eight computer crimes; and some amount of Forgery.
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Murdaugh, 53, was suspended from practicing law by the South Carolina Supreme Court on September 8, 2021. Murdaugh was previously indicted by a Colleton County grand jury on charges related to conspiracy to commit suicide. murdered and defrauded an insurance company and remained incarcerated at the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center in Columbia.
This State Board of Judges investigation is led by the South Carolina Department of Law Enforcement and the South Carolina Attorney General’s Office. The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the United States Attorney’s Office also assist in these investigations. The case will be prosecuted by the SC Attorney General’s Office.
Attorneys and spokespersons for Murdaugh did not return emails seeking comment.
Gloria Satterfield’s attorney Eric Bland said: “This is Alex Murdaugh’s version of Black Friday. Murdaugh allegedly stole about $4.3 million in insurance payments from her heirs following the 2018 death of Satterfield, his former housekeeper.
Murdaugh is currently at the center of numerous ongoing criminal investigations by the SC Attorney General’s Office and SC Law Enforcement Division, as well as half a dozen civil lawsuits.
On the night of June 7, 2021, Murdaugh called 911 to report that his wife, Maggie and youngest son Paul, had been shot and killed in an unsolved case. Another unsolved murder case, involving the death of Stephen Smith in Hampton County in 2015, was also opened by SLED during its investigation into the double murders.
In addition to the civil lawsuit filed by Satterfield’s sons regarding the alleged stolen insurance settlement, Murdaugh is also named by former law partners in the lawsuit regarding the alleged misappropriation of funds, as well as the lawsuit. The wrongdoing was filed in 2019 regarding his boat and his son. , Paul.
Contribution: Associated Press