Sat. May 21st, 2022

Four new charges were issued Friday against once-prominent attorney Alex Murdaugh, the South Carolina Attorney General’s office announced. The 27 new charges outlined in the indictment include breach of trust with fraudulent intent and computer crimes.

At the time of the announcement, 53-year-old Murdaugh was in custody at the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center in Columbia. Recent accusations add to the dozens he was already facing, including breaches of trust with fraudulent intentions, acquisition of property by false pretenses, money laundering, computer crime and forgery. These charges were filed in November and December last year, according to the South Carolina Attorney General’s office.

The new charges claim that Murdaugh has defrauded his victims for $ 2,657,016.12. Once added with his previous charges, Murdaugh is now charged with stealing $ 8,875,944.45.

Murdaugh has been charged steal money from his former law firm, planning his own death so that his son could receive a life insurance payment and fraud the family of his former housekeeper, who died after falling in his home in 2018.

The South Carolina Supreme Court banned him from practicing law in September.

In June 2021, Murdaugh’s wife and their 22-year-old son became Paul found dead in their home in South Carolina. The investigation into their deaths is ongoing. No one has been charged.

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