Alex Murdaugh booked into South Carolina lockup after Florida arrest: 报告

The disgraced South Carolina attorney was taken into custody following his release from a drug rehabilitation facility in Orlando. He arrived Saturday at the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center in Richland, 南卡罗来纳, near Columbia, after waiving an extradition hearing in Florida, 根据报道.

Murdaugh’s attorney, Dick Harpootlian, had said Friday that Murdaugh intended to return to South Carolina voluntarily, after acknowledging that he will likely face prison time.

According to warrants made public Saturday, Murdaugh was 带电 with two counts of obtaining property by false pretenses in connection with the estate of Gloria Satterfield, a former housekeeper who worked at Murdaugh’s home until her death in 2018, 格林维尔, South Carolina-based FOX Carolina reported.


Satterfield fell at the home, striking her head, 在二月. 2, 2018, and then died 24 天后, 该台报道.

Authorities say Murdaugh then worked with Satterfield family members to put together a lawsuit against himself that would allow the survivors to collect an insurance payment, then convinced the Satterfield family to hire lawyer Cory Fleming to represent them, 福克斯卡罗莱纳报道.

Fleming later worked out a deal to collect $ 505,000 but Satterfield’s survivors were never told about the money, the warrants against Murdaugh state, according to FOX Carolina.


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The warrants further allege that Murdaugh opened a bank account with the nameForgeand instructed Fleming to send money, in the amount of $ 403,000, to that account instead of to Satterfield’s family, 报告说.

The alleged actions by Murdaugh and Fleming denied Satterfield’s survivors of money that was owed to them, the warrants state, according to FOX Carolina.

诉讼 filed by the late housekeeper’s sons claims Murdaugh took a total of more than $ 4 million that they believe belongs to them.

分别, Murdaugh has claimed innocence in the unsolved shooting deaths of his wife and son, and is alleged to have participated in a scheme to have himself fatally shot so that his surviving son could allegedly collect an insurance payment, 当局说.

Murdaugh appeared in a South Carolina courtroom in September regarding the alleged shooting plot against himself, prior to his admission into the Florida rehab facility.