The disgraced South Carolina lawyer was taken into custody following his launch from a drug rehabilitation facility in Orlando. He arrived Saturday on the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Middle in Richland, South Carolina, close to Columbia, after waiving an extradition listening to in Florida, in keeping with studies.
Murdaugh’s lawyer, Dick Harpootlian, had mentioned Friday that Murdaugh supposed to return to South Carolina voluntarily, after acknowledging that he’ll possible face jail time.
Based on warrants made public Saturday, Murdaugh was charged with two counts of acquiring property by false pretenses in reference to the property of Gloria Satterfield, a former housekeeper who labored at Murdaugh’s house till her dying in 2018, Greenville, South Carolina-based FOX Carolina reported.
Satterfield fell on the house, putting her head, on Feb. 2, 2018, after which died 24 days later, the station reported.
Authorities say Murdaugh then labored with Satterfield relations to place collectively a lawsuit in opposition to himself that might enable the survivors to gather an insurance coverage fee, then satisfied the Satterfield household to rent lawyer Cory Fleming to signify them, FOX Carolina reported.
Fleming later labored out a deal to gather $505,000 however Satterfield’s survivors have been by no means advised concerning the cash, the warrants in opposition to Murdaugh state, according to FOX Carolina.
The warrants additional allege that Murdaugh opened a checking account with the identify “Forge” and instructed Fleming to ship cash, within the quantity of $403,000, to that account as an alternative of to Satterfield’s household, the report mentioned.
The alleged actions by Murdaugh and Fleming denied Satterfield’s survivors of cash that was owed to them, the warrants state, in keeping with FOX Carolina.
A lawsuit filed by the late housekeeper’s sons claims Murdaugh took a complete of greater than $4 million that they imagine belongs to them.
Individually, Murdaugh has claimed innocence within the unsolved taking pictures deaths of his spouse and son, and is alleged to have participated in a scheme to have himself fatally shot in order that his surviving son might allegedly gather an insurance coverage fee, authorities have mentioned.
Murdaugh appeared in a South Carolina courtroom in September relating to the alleged taking pictures plot in opposition to himself, previous to his admission into the Florida rehab facility.