Insurance coverage settlements totaling not less than $3 million might have been shifted from the property of the late housekeeper of South Carolina legal professional Alex Murdaugh, an legal professional representing the state says, in keeping with a report.
“There have been not less than $3 million in different insurance coverage funds as a result of heirs of Gloria Satterfield, and we’re going to be going after that cash,” legal professional Eric Bland instructed The State newspaper of Columbia, South Carolina.
“That $3 million remains to be lacking,” he added.
Earlier this month, Bland filed a lawsuit on behalf of Satterfield’s property, claiming that Murdaugh had mishandled $505,000 in recognized insurance coverage proceeds, the newspaper reported.
That lawsuit claims Murdaugh and two different males diverted $505,000 that ought to have gone to Satterfield’s two sons following her February 2018 demise, the report stated. Bland instructed the newspaper he quickly plans to call different folks as defendants in reference to the allegations however wouldn’t present particulars.
Satterfield, 57, didn’t have a will when she died in a hospital, reportedly weeks after struggling a fall at Murdaugh’s residence. The property’s lawsuit claims the main points about Satterfield’s fall will not be clear.
The South Carolina Regulation Enforcement Division (SLED) have stated Satterfield’s demise will undergo a new review in gentle of the still-unsolved June murders of Murdaugh’s spouse and son, Murdaugh’s alleged dependancy to oxycodone, and his alleged participation in a scheme to have himself fatally shot in a bid to collected $10 million in insurance coverage cash for his surviving son, The State reported.
Murdaugh, 53, surrendered Thursday on costs associated to the alleged plot to have himself killed. He was subsequently launched from jail on a $20,000 private recognizance bond with plans to enter a rehabilitation facility.
A suspect arrested in reference to the alleged plot, recognized as Curtis “Quick Eddie” Smith, 61, claims he was arrange by Murdaugh, The New York Post reported.
The discharge of Murdaugh, pending additional authorized motion, has left Satterfield’s sons “shell-shocked,” legal professional Ronnie Richter told Fox News on Friday.
Murdaugh has been fired from the South Carolina legislation agency, PMPED, the place he was a associate.