Murdaugh Requests “Change of Plea”


By: Scott Grooms

Disbarred attorney and convicted killer Alex Murdaugh has requested a ‘Change of Plea’ meaning he will plead guilty to his federal financial charges. The court has scheduled the hearing for 10 a.m. on Sept. 21 in downtown Charleston to rescind his recent “not guilty” plea. It is not immediately clear whether Murdaugh and his legal team will work out a deal with prosecutors.

Murdaugh entered a plea of not guilty on the 22 charges in May. The charges include one count of conspiracy to commit wire and bank fraud, one count of bank fraud, a total of five counts of wire fraud, one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, and 14 counts of money laundering. 

Murdaugh’s indictment from the U.S. Attorney’s Office alleges he engaged in three different schemes to obtain money and property from his personal injury clients.

If convicted on all counts, Murdaugh could face up to a total of up to 480 years in prison and fines of nearly $13 million.

Murdaugh is currently serving two life sentences for the June 2021 shooting deaths of his wife, Maggie, and their 22-year-old son, Paul.

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