It never stops with this guy…
Convicted South Carolina murderer says: ‘I agree that I wrongly took all of that money … I am guilty’
Alex Murdaugh has pleaded guilty to stealing millions of dollars from vulnerable legal clients in schemes lasting over a decade under an agreement that all but ensures more prison time for the longtime lawyer who was convicted of killing his wife and younger son in South Carolina.
Murdaugh agreed to plead guilty to 22 total counts, including money laundering, breach of trust and financial fraud, in exchange for a 27-year sentence. Judge Clifton Newman said he intends to officially accept the plea deal during a sentencing hearing set for 28 November so that victims or their families may attend.
“I agree that I wrongly took all of that money, your honor, and did all of those crimes,” Murdaugh told Newman.
He added: “I am guilty.”
The deal resolves 101 state charges related to the financial wrongdoing, including allegations that Murdaugh stole millions in legal settlements from clients who were badly injured or from the families of those killed on the job. He also allegedly stole millions from his law firm and ducked hundreds of thousands in state income taxes.