Convicted murderer and disgraced South Carolina attorney Alex Murdaugh was indicted by a federal grand jury on Wednesday for financial crimes related to his housekeeper’s 2018 death. Murdaugh was convicted of the double homicide of his wife Margaret and youngest son Paul in March and sentenced to two consecutive life terms without parole.
The 22-count indictment of financial fraud includes allegations that Murdaugh stole $3.5 million from the estate of long-time housekeeper Gloria Satterfield, by directing a personal injury attorney to route the funds to a bank account for Murdaugh’s personal use. Satterfield’s estate initially received none of the $4.3 million payout, after being employed by the Murdaughs for more than two decades.
In October 2021, Satterfield’s estate reached a settlement with Cory Fleming, Murdaugh’s best friend and the lawyer who had represented the Statterfiled brothers in the wrongful death insurance lawsuit.
Earlier this month, in a lawsuit brought