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The Murdaugh family saga has dominated the news after another shootout, resignation and criminal charges – with Alex Murdaugh at the center of it all. Here are the latest updates on Alex Murdaugh.
COLOMBIA, South Carolina
The former law firm of suspended South Carolina lawyer Alex Murdaugh has reached a confidential deal with the heirs of Murdaugh’s late housekeeper.
âOver the weekend, the Satterfields and the law firm settled their differences,â Columbia attorney Eric Bland said.
Bland was unwilling to reveal how much money, if any, will be paid to the two beneficiaries of Satterfield’s estate, Michael “Tony” Satterfield and Brian Herriott.
Murdaugh’s former company, PMPED of Hampton, could not be reached for comment.
The settlement stems from an alleged scheme now exposed by Alex Murdaugh and two friends, attorney Cory Fleming and banker Chad Westendorf, to siphon $ 4.3 million from Satterfield’s estate to Murdaugh, Fleming and Westendorf.
PMPED was linked to the scheme because Alex Murdaugh used stationery and company resources in his plan to loot the Satterfield estate, Bland said. However, there was no evidence that other members of the company were involved in the scheme.
Longtime Murdaugh family nanny and housekeeper Satterfield died of injuries sustained in a fatal fall in 2018 at the Murdaugh’s home. The $ 4.3 million came from money from Murdaugh’s home and umbrella insurance policies to cover such events.
Bland has already reached a monetary settlement for the heirs with lawyer Beaufort Fleming and his law firm, Moss, Kuhn & Fleming, valued at more than $ 177,000.
Fleming and his law firm were named defendants in a lawsuit that Bland and his co-counsel, Ronnie Richter, brought in mid-September against Alex Murdaugh, Westendorf, and Westendorf’s bank, Palmetto State Bank of Hampton.
(This story will be updated.)