The affidavit stated that Alex Murdaugh coordinated with the family of the former housekeeper to sue himself for insurance money, and then took away $3 million

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Authorities said Murdo was arrested in Florida on Thursday on suspicion of embezzling settlement funds related to the death of Gloria Satterfield.
The lawyer representing her estate, Eric Bland, stated that Satterfield has worked at Murdaugh’s house for more than two decades, and she was in Murdaugh’s house in 2018. Died after a so-called “trip accident”. Brand filed a lawsuit against Murdo on behalf of Satterfield’s estate in September, seeking what they said was due.

According to an affidavit issued by the South Carolina Department of Law Enforcement (SLED) on Saturday, “Mr. Murdo coordinated with (Gloria) Satterfield’s family to sue himself to seek an insurance solution, and expressed his intention to provide the proceeds to S. The Turfields paid for the funeral expenses and monetary compensation for Satterfield’s children.” The affidavit stated that Murdo deposited more than $3 million in an account he owned.

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Brand disputed SLED’s statement.

“These are legal claims related to the death of Gloria Satterfield,” he wrote.

He wrote that Satterfield died after Murdo’s four dogs tripped her, and that her property filed a “proper negligence claim.”

“The claims were not fabricated, and Alex appropriately referred them to the lawyer,” he wrote. “Although (Corey) Fleming and Alex Mudo have a very close relationship, the estate has not been fully disclosed.”

also contacted Murdor’s lawyers to comment on the affidavits. After Murdo’s arrest on Thursday, his attorneys Dick Harpootlian and Jim Griffin issued statements stating that he intends to “fully cooperate with this investigation, just as he did with his wife and The investigation of the son’s murder is the same.

The statement said: “He deeply regrets that his actions have distracted efforts to resolve the murder case.”

Last month, at the request of the Hampton County Coroner, SLED announced that it would conduct a criminal investigation into Satterfield’s death and the handling of his estate. The request emphasized the inconsistency of her death ruling and SLED’s other investigations involving Murdor. Information, the agency said.

The investigation into Satterfield’s death was launched after a few months of legal and personal challenges.

In early September, Murdow was shot in the head. Authorities said they later admitted that his shooting was a conspiracy with a former client to kill him, so that his only surviving son could be covered by insurance.

Within three months, Murdow reported to the authorities that he had found his wife and youngest son shot dead at home.

On Friday, Murdo abandoned the extradition hearing in Florida and returned to South Carolina a day later, facing charges of embezzling settlement funds due to the death of Sutherfield.

The affidavit published on Saturday described what the authorities said happened after Satterfield’s death. An affidavit stated that Murdo recommended a lawyer to his family, who facilitated an insurance settlement of approximately $4.3 million.

The affidavit stated that the settlement agreement stipulated that $2,765,000 belonged to the Satterfield family.

The affidavit said: “The Satterfields have never been informed of the settlement, nor have they received any proceeds from them, and the settlement agreement has not been properly filed in court records.”

Murdow instructed the lawyer to write a check to a bank account named “forged” created and owned by Murdo to “deprive the Satterfield family of the insurance settlement money owed to them by converting $2,961,911.95 for Murdo’s own use.” ,” the affidavit. According to the second affidavit, as part of the preliminary settlement agreement, he had previously deposited $403,500 into the same account.

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The affidavit stated that although there is a legal company called Forge Consulting LLC that handles insurance settlement, it is not connected to the Satterfield settlement agreement and Murdow’s “Forge” account.

The affidavit added: “Mr. Murdo named the’fake’ account as a false statement to cover up the misappropriation of related funds.”

After Murdo abandoned his extradition hearing on Friday, South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced that Murdo’s bail hearing will be held in Columbia’s Richland County Court on Tuesday.

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