Criminal Law

Convicted Murderer Alex Murdaugh Pleads Guilty to State Financial Charges

Alex Murdaugh pleaded guilty Friday to financial crimes in state court, adding to the prison time facing the longtime lawyer who was convicted of killing his wife and son.

Murdaugh agreed to plead guilty to more than a dozen counts, including money laundering, breach of trust and financial fraud, in exchange for a 27-year sentence. The sentence must be approved by Judge Clifton Newman, who set a sentencing hearing for Nov. 28 at which victims or their families will get to speak.

“This is a win for the victims and for justice in South Carolina. We hope the families he betrayed and stole from feel a little peace that he is going to serve time for those crimes,” said state Attorney General Alan Wilson in a statement. “It doesn’t matter your last name, your position, or your connections — no one is above the law in South Carolina.”

Read the source article at CBS News

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