Disgraced South Carolina attorney Alex Murdaugh was arrested in Florida Thursday in connection to insurance settlements obtained after the 2018 mysterious death of his housekeeper, Gloria Satterfield.
Upon his release from a drug rehabilitation facility in Orlando, Murdaugh was taken into custody by agents with the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. He is charged with two felony counts of obtaining property by false pretenses.
The charges stem from a SLED investigation into misappropriated settlement funds in the death of Gloria Satterfield. Murdaugh has been taken to Orange County Corrections, where he will be held until he receives an extradition hearing. Upon extradition being granted or waived, he will be brought back to South Carolina to receive a bond hearing, SLED said in a statement provided to Fox News Digital.
“Today is merely one more step in a long process for justice for the many victims in these investigations. I want to commend the hard work and dedication that our agents have shown over the last four months, SLED Chief Mark Keel said in a statement. “They will continue to work tirelessly on behalf of those who were victimized by Alex Murdaugh and others. As I have said previously, we are committed to following the facts wherever they may lead us and we will not stop until justice is served.”
The case will be prosecuted by the South Carolina Attorney General’s Office.
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