Final 7 days, point out Attorney General Alan Wilson announced that 7 indictments with 21 criminal fees ended up submitted from Murdaugh. A bond hearing Friday for Murdaugh for 27 earlier rates was delayed right after the new rates ended up submitted, claimed a spokesperson from the lawyer general’s office.
The after-distinguished attorney, in custody in Columbia on other prices, has faced greater scrutiny considering the fact that the renewed notice on the unsolved fatal shootings of his spouse and just one of his sons in June and the opening of an investigation in September into the 2018 loss of life of his housekeeper.
The further indictments carry the whole range of expenses faced by Murdaugh to 48 after a point out grand jury investigation. All the charges stem from an alleged large-ranging scheme that sought to defraud victims of far more than $6 million.
Murdaugh is at present in jail on rates of conspiracy to commit insurance plan fraud, accused of misappropriating tens of millions of dollars in funds meant for the family members of his longtime housekeeper, Gloria Satterfield, who died in an accident at the Murdaugh house in 2018. A lawsuit versus Murdaugh was submitted in September on behalf of Satterfield’s estate, looking for the cash the relatives suggests it is because of.
On September 4, a working day following he resigned from his law business amid allegations he experienced misappropriated money, Murdaugh was shot in the head on a roadway, but survived.
He afterwards admitted to authorities he conspired with former client Curtis Smith to eliminate him as part of a fraud scheme so that his only surviving son could collect a $10 million lifetime coverage payout, in accordance to an affidavit to aid rates from the alleged gunman.
The shooting followed the June fatalities of Murdaugh’s spouse, Margaret, and son, Paul, who had been fatally shot outside their dwelling in Islandton. The circumstance continues to be unsolved. Murdaugh has denied obligation in the killings.