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South Carolina lawyer Alex Murdaugh is arrested on new felony counts

Added 10-14-21 02:07:01pm EST - “The prominent lawyer has been charged with stealing insurance settlements meant for the sons of his late housekeeper that a lawsuit said total more than $4 million.” - Npr.org

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Npr.org: “South Carolina lawyer Alex Murdaugh is arrested on new felony counts”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Alex Murdaugh walks into a bond hearing last month in Varnville, S.C. Mic Smith/AP hide caption

COLUMBIA, S.C. — A prominent South Carolina lawyer has been charged with stealing insurance settlements meant for the sons of his late housekeeper that a lawsuit said total more than $4 million, state police said Thursday.

Alex Murdaugh was arrested at a drug rehab facility in Orlando, Florida, where his attorneys said he has spent the past six weeks since claiming he was shot in the head on the side of a lonely road near his home, authorities said.

The arrest is the latest development in six state police investigations into Murdaugh, including the deaths of his wife and son, millions of dollars missing from the huge law firm founded a century ago by his great-grandfather and trying to arrange his own death so his surviving son could collect on a $10 million life insurance policy.

Thursday's arrest on two felony counts of obtaining property by false pretenses involves Murdaugh's housekeeper for decades, Gloria Satterfield, the State Law Enforcement Division said in a statement.

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