Murdaugh Sentenced to 27 Years
Convicted killer and South Carolina attorney Alex Murdaugh has more legal problems on his hands.
Correction… he had more legal problems, and now he has more jail time.
Murdaugh was sentenced this week for financial crimes he had committed, getting an additional 27 years of jail time.
Never See the Light of Day
Murdaugh has been disbarred over the 101 financial crimes that he committed against clients.
This included tax evasion, money laundering, and breach of trust.
Murdaugh worked out a plea deal to have the total charges he is facing down to 22 crimes that were committed against 18 of his clients.
The sentence given is over and above the two life terms he is currently serving for the murder of his wife and son.
Michael Satterfield, the adult son of the Murdaughs' late housekeeper Gloria Satterfield, told Murdaugh, "You lied, you cheated, you stole. You betrayed me and my family and everybody else."
According to the filing, Murdaugh stole from Satterfield’s estate via a life insurance scheme after what is being called a “suspicious” slip and fall incident at Murdaugh’s home.
Overall, Murdaugh is believed to have stolen almost $9 million from his clients.
Chief prosecutor Creighton Waters praised the victims who have come forward, many of whom say Murdaugh’s family and friends have been using their influence to go after the victims.
Waters stated that one victim told him, “I heard over and over again, 'Mr. Waters, I have to live there. You don't know what they are capable of.'"
Murdaugh was winning huge cases for his clients, but he was keeping most or all of the settlements, using the money for personal reasons and to feed a drug habit.
Jordan Jinks, another victim, stated, "I'm not crying because of what you stole from me.
"I'm crying for what he did to everybody. These kids. These people dying. I didn't want to come up here and bash you, but I got to ask you, what kind of animal are you?"
This man will never see the light of day… thankfully.