Alex Murdaugh Pleads Guilty To Financial Charge In Shocking Turn

  • Alex Murdaugh, who has already been convicted of murder, made a startling admission in federal court on Thursday by pleading guilty to stealing millions of dollars from former clients. This marks the first time he has confessed to criminal activity.
  • In March, Murdaugh was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of his wife, Maggie Murdaugh, and their son, Paul Murdaugh, in June 2021. He maintains his innocence and is currently appealing his conviction.
  • The disgraced lawyer, now disbarred, entered guilty pleas for 22 counts, including bank fraud and money laundering, in South Carolina U.S. District Court. These charges relate to the misappropriation of over $9 million. This admission came as part of a plea agreement.
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