Alex Murdaugh He could face life in prison after being unanimously convicted by a jury of the murders of his son and wife on Thursday. But, South Carolina’s disgraced legal guru will remain behind him. could face An additional 700 years in prison for His financial crimes.
MurdaughAt most 99 charges are levelled against the 52-year old suspect. financial crimes in 19 Indictments. Even worse, he confessed to certain of his indictments crimes He testified to his innocence under oath at the murder trial.
Murdaugh He was found guilty of the killings of Maggie, his 52-year-old wife, and Paul, their 22 year old son, on June 7, 2021. The pair had been shot near their hunting estate’s dog kennels. He vigorously denies that he committed the murders.
Murduagh confessed to the theft of more than 12 clients and his law office.
Prosecutors questioned him about particular issues as he stood. financial crimes These are cases he has handled since a decade ago. Murdaugh They became frustrated.
“You have charged me with murdering my wife and my son, and I have sat here for This week, listen to financial stuff that I did wrong, that I’m embarrassed by. I’m happy to talk with you about that as much as you would like to talk about. I’m required to talk about it as much as you want to talk about it. The fact of the matter is that I can’t remember ever sitting down. for the details you’re asking for.
“But what I can tell you is that in all of these financial situations, I stole money that was not my money, I misled people I shouldn’t have misled, and I did wrong. I can tell you that.”
The disbarred lawyers’ financial crimes This will be addressed in You can always come back later.
He will be tried and sentenced for On Thursday, Judge Clifton Newman announced that the double homicide would be at a later date. He is facing 30 charges. years To live in prison.
The prosecution argued, during the murder trial of his father-in-law that Murdaugh His wife and his son were killed to divert attention from the incident crimesHis defense claimed that he was crazy.
It was at the moment Murdaugh The family lost their son and wife. Mallory Beach’s family, 19 years old, was suing the family. Paul crashed his boat into a bridge after he had drunkenly driven it. in December 2019,
According to the prosecution, a hearing before trial was necessary. in Three days after the murders occurred, the case of the boat-crash would have revealed. Murdaugh’s criminal financial dealings — and was part of the motive that allegedly led Murdaugh His wife and his son were killed.
Murdaugh A vigilante was alleged to have been responsible for the fatal boat accident. for His son Paul was killed. He didn’t respond when pressed about why Maggie would have been targeted.
The South Carolina Attorney General’s office said Mudaugh stole almost $7 million from the bank account of his law firm, then called Peters, Murdaugh, Parker, Eltzroth & Detrick.
He’s additionally accused of evading a little less than half a million dollars in taxes.
Many of these charges are against Murdaugh concern stealing $8.8 million in Families and injured clients can receive settlement money.
Chief financial Officer Murdaugh’s former law firm testified that she confronted him about $792,000 in Hours before Paul killed Maggie and Paul, he had not received the settlement money from a client.
He even admitted hiring his drug dealer as a cover to kill him. in Sept 2021 in hopes of securing a life insurance payout worth $10 million for his son Buster. However, the bullet only grazed the former attorney’s head.
Murdaugh Also, he admitted that he had plotted to sue his housekeeper (who died mysteriously) in 2018 – then stiffed them when he got a $4.3 million insurance payout, an arrest warrant from 2021 shows.
Tthe money was recovered by the housekeeper’s family in 2021.