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Alex Murdaugh arrested on felony charges after leaving drug rehab in Florida

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Disgraced South Carolina lawyer Alex Murdaugh was busted Thursday in Florida for allegedly scamming hundreds of thousands of {dollars} from his late housekeeper’s household, officers informed The Post.

The 53-year-old disbarred lawyer was taken into custody on two felony counts of acquiring property by false pretenses tied to the mysterious 2018 demise of his longtime housekeeper Gloria Satterfield, a spokesman for the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) stated.

Murdaugh has been accused of amassing hundreds of thousands in insurance coverage — however by no means giving it to her surviving sons as promised.

Gloria Satterfield was discovered lifeless in 2018 after she allegedly tripped over Alex Murdaugh’s canines.
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Paul and Maggie Murdaugh (center) were found dead at the family's home in South Carolina in June.
Paul and Maggie Murdaugh (middle) have been discovered lifeless on the household’s residence in South Carolina in June.
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He was busted “upon his release from a drug rehabilitation facility in Orlando,” SLED stated.

The opioid addict has been there since he was launched on $20,000 bail on charges of making an attempt to get his drug supplier to kill him in a life insurance coverage rip-off to gather $10 million for his surviving son, Buster.

Murdaugh is being held at Orange County Corrections till an extradition listening to to deliver him again to South Carolina, the place his household has lengthy been some of the {powerful} authorized presences.

Alex Murdaugh was taken into custody on two felony counts of obtaining property by false pretenses tied to the 2018 mysterious death of his longtime housekeeper Gloria Satterfield.
Alex Murdaugh was taken into custody on two felony counts of acquiring property by false pretenses tied to the mysterious 2018 demise of his longtime housekeeper Gloria Satterfield.
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SLED steered extra charges may come for the once-powerful lawyer, who can also be an individual of curiosity in the double slaying of his spouse and son in June, his lawyer admitted this week. Officers are additionally investigating Satterfield’s demise in addition to hundreds of thousands taken from his household’s legislation agency.

“Today is merely one more step in a long process for justice for the many victims in these investigations,” SLED Chief Mark Keel stated.

The gates near Alex Murdaugh's home in Islandton, S.C. where his wife and son were found dead.
The gates close to Alex Murdaugh’s residence in Islandton, SC, the place his spouse and son have been discovered lifeless.
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Alex Murdaugh sits during his bond hearing where he was charged for trying to get his drug dealer to kill him in a life insurance scam.
Alex Murdaugh sits throughout his bond listening to the place he was charged for making an attempt to get his drug supplier to kill him in a life insurance coverage rip-off.
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Agents “will continue to work tirelessly on behalf of those who were victimized by Alex Murdaugh and others,” Keel stated.

“We are committed to following the facts wherever they may lead us and we will not stop until justice is served.”

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