Disgraced South Carolina attorney Alex Murdaugh was arrested Thursday in Florida in connection with insurance deals obtained after the mysterious death of his governess, Gloria Satterfield, in 2018.
After being released from a drug rehab center in Orlando, Murdaugh was arrested by officers from the South Carolina Police Division (SLED) and the Florida Police Department. He is charged with two counts of obtaining property for making false claims.
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The charges stem from an SLED investigation into embezzlement funds embezzled in the death of Gloria Satterfield. Murdaugh has been transferred to Orange County Corrections, where he will be detained until he receives an extradition hearing. After granting or waiving extradition, he will be returned to South Carolina to receive a bail hearing, SLED said in a statement provided to Fox News Digital.
“Today is just one more step in a lengthy justice process for the many victims in these investigations. I want to congratulate the work and dedication our agents have shown over the past four months,” said SLED chief Mark Keel, in a statement. “They will continue to work tirelessly on behalf of those who were victims of Alex Murdaugh and others. As I said earlier, we are committed to following the facts wherever they may take us and we will not stop until justice is done.”
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The case will be prosecuted by the South Carolina Attorney General’s Office.
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