Alex Murdaugh was slammed with 21 new charges in connection to his massive alleged scam to defraud victims out of $6.2 million.
A state grand jury slapped him with 7 new indictments on Thursday that contained a slew of charges including money laundering, computer crimes, breach of trust, and forgery connected to more than $1 million dollars of theft, according to court documents.
Alex Murdaugh is also facing charges for trying to stage his own shooting death to leave his son a $10 million life insurance payout, while he was already facing 28 counts in connection to an alleged $5 million theft.
The Latest Charges Against Alex Murdaugh
The latest charges allege that Murdaugh created a bank account under the name ” Richard A Murdaugh Sole Prop DBA Forge,” where he deposited money that he stole from clients.
“He created this account for the purpose of misappropriating funds
belonging to others with the illusion that the money was being paid to the legitimate
settlement planning company Forge Consulting, LLC,” the indictments read.
Alex resigned from his prestigious position in Hampton County law firm, which his grandfather had founded over a century ago, and had checked into rehab for opioid addiction.
The new indictments came on the same day that the family of Murdaugh’s late housekeeper Gloria Satterfield sued the gunman that the suspended lawyer allegedly hired to kill him.
Satterfield, 57, died after Alex Murdaugh said she tripped over his dogs, but no autopsy was ever conducted and the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division opened a criminal investigation into her death this summer after investigators said it was suspicious.