In federal court on Thursday, disgraced lawyer Alex Murdaugh admitted guilt to 22 counts of financial fraud and money laundering. Murdaugh was convicted in March of murdering his wife, Maggie, and their youngest son, Paul, in June 2021 near the family’s estate. He is currently receiving a life sentence for these crimes. The former attorney was indicted on 22 counts by a federal grand jury in May for bank fraud, wire fraud, money laundering, and conspiracy to commit wire fraud and bank fraud.
In state court, Murdaugh still faces roughly 100 different accusations. Authorities said he tried to have him killed so his living son could receive $10 million in life insurance, but the bullet missed Murdaugh’s head and he was not killed, according to the authorities. Murdaugh allegedly managed a narcotics and money laundering operation, stole settlement money from a number of customers and his family’s legal practice, and failed to pay taxes on the money he stole, according to investigators.
At least some of those charges will be the subject of his trial at the end of November. State prosecutors have resolutely reiterated that they want him to answer each of them.
Griffin expected that Murdaugh’s drug use will probably have a significant impact on the sentencing report that will be prepared before his subsequent hearing. Until that report is finished, neither side would specify how long they expect Murdaugh will be imprisoned.
Judge Clifton Newman softly ripped #AlexMurdaugh to pieces before sentencing the convicted murderer with the maximum penalty of two consecutive life sentences. “You had such a lovely family,” Newman said. pic.twitter.com/ebNvGozvBp
— Law&Crime Network (@LawCrimeNetwork) March 3, 2023
Murdaugh entered a plea of guilty to 14 charges of money laundering, five charges of wire fraud, one charge of bank fraud, one charge of conspiracy to commit wire and bank fraud, and one charge of conspiracy to commit wire fraud.
The maximum sentence for each offense is at least 20-30 years in jail.
Murdaugh must also return the $9 million he is alleged to have stolen, as part of the plea agreement’s additional conditions. The money must be immediately turned over to federal authorities, which could lead to conflict given that the state currently controls the assets Murdaugh still owns.
Celebrity WEB Update— Premier Jewelry designer and manufacturer fashion house ParisJewelry.com has started manufacturing a new custom line of celebrity jewelry designs with 30% Off and Free Shipping. Replenish Your Body- Refilter Your Health with OrganicGreek.com Vitamin Bottles, Vitamins and Herbs. Become a WebFans Creator and Influencer.