Convicted killer Alex Murdaugh indicted on new charges

Posted at 3:53 PM, April 25, 2023 and last updated 8:17 PM, July 17, 2023

COLUMBIA, S.C. (Court TV) – South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced on Tuesday that a grand jury had indicted disgraced attorney Alex Murdaugh on two additional counts of tax evasion.

Alex Murdaugh stands in the courtroom at the Colleton County Courthouse in Walterboro, S.C., Thursday, March 2, 2023. Murdaugh was found guilty on two counts of murder in the shooting deaths in June 2021 of his wife Maggie and son Paul. Murdaugh faces 30 years to life in prison without parole when he is sentenced. (Andrew J. Whitaker/The Post And Courier via AP, Pool)

Murdaugh, who was convicted and sentenced to life in prison for the murders of his wife, Maggie, and son, Paul, was already facing charges for his alleged involvement in an eight-year money laundering and painkiller ring with a friend and former client, Curtis “Eddie” Smith.

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In the indictment, obtained by Court TV, Murdaugh is accused of tax evasion for the years 2020-2022, during which time Murdaugh allegedly failed to report $2,113,067 of income earned through illegal acts. Murdaugh is accused of underreporting $132,572 in taxes.

Murdaugh’s previous indictment covered alleged tax evasion for tax years 2011-2019, during which point Murdaugh is accused of failing to report $6,954,639 of income earned through illegal acts, thereby underpaying $486,819 in taxes.

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When Murdaugh testified in his own defense during his murder trial, he admitted to lying and stealing from clients, his law firm and friends.

Murdaugh is also facing a lawsuit filed by Nautilus Insurance Company related to the money paid out after the death of his former housekeeper, Gloria Satterfield. In that case, Murdaugh is accused of stealing the money paid out after Satterfield’s death. Murdaugh’s attorneys filed a motion in court last week asking for additional time to prepare for that case, citing their client’s restrictive housing in prison.