Bloomberg Law
May 25, 2023, 5:12 PM

Convicted Murderer Alex Murdaugh Facing Wire, Bank Fraud Charges

Holly Barker
Holly Barker
Legal Reporter

Alex Murdaugh, the disgraced Hampton, S.C., lawyer convicted in March of murdering his wife and son, is now facing criminal charges for wire fraud, bank fraud, and money laundering.

The 22-count indictment, unsealed on Wednesday, alleges that the former personal injury attorney conspired with Russell Lucius Laffitte, the former CEO of Palmetto State Bank, to steal settlement money from at least six of his former clients.

Lafitte, who served as the personal representative and conservator for various Murdaugh clients, was convicted on related charges in November 2022 and is awaiting sentencing.

The indictment also alleges that Murdaugh conspired with Cory ...

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