Alex Murdaugh pleaded guilty to financial crimes in state court, increasing his prison time


BEAUFORT, S.C. (AP) — Alex Murdaugh pleaded guilty Friday to financial crimes in state court, increasing the prison time facing the longtime attorney convicted of killing his wife and son.

Murdo agreed to plead guilty to more than a dozen charges, including money laundering, breach of trust and financial fraud, in exchange for a 27-year prison sentence. Judge Clifton Newman said he intended to accept the plea deal. He set the sentencing hearing for November 28, at which the victims or their families will speak.

Mardo was accused of stealing millions in legal settlements from clients who were severely injured or the families of those killed on the job. Among the victims was the family’s housekeeper Who died in a fall at Murdaugh’s home in South Carolina. He is also accused of stealing millions from his law firm. He was also accused of evading hundreds of thousands in state income taxes.

Murdo is already serving a life sentence without parole after having been He was convicted in March Charged with two counts of murder.

His lawyers are Seeking a new trial in the murder caseCiting allegations that the court clerk tampered with the jury. The writer denied these accusations.

Mardo indeed He pleaded guilty in federal court in September To 22 counts of financial fraud and money laundering.


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