Alex Murdaugh has been arrested… again!
The disgraced attorney was taken into police custody on Thursday, October 14, in connection with stolen money in a death settlement case, Front Page Detectives reported.
South Carolina Law Enforcement Division [SLED] nabbed Alex as he was exiting a drug rehabilitation facility in Orlando, Fla.
He is charged with two felony counts of obtaining property by false pretenses. “These charges stem from a SLED investigation into misappropriated settlement fund in the death of Gloria Satterfied,” SLED said in a statement.
Satterfield was the Murdaugh family’s housekeeper for more than two decades before her mysterious death on February 26, 2018.
At the time, her demise was described as a “trip and fall” accident inside the Murdaugh home. Her sons filed a wrongful death suit against Alex — reportedly at his request. Settlements were secured from insurance carriers totaling $4.3 million. The former employee’s sons claim Alex swindled them out of the money.
Alex has been taken to Orange County Corrections where he is being held until he is sent back to South Carolina to face a bond hearing.
The 52-year-old made headlines in June after his wife, Maggie, and youngest son, Paul, were found brutally murdered on the family's 1,700-acre hunting lodge property in Colleton County, South Carolina.
Since June, Alex was fired from his job after he was accused of embezzlement. As OK! previously reported, on Saturday, September 4, a day after colleagues at his former law firm, Peters, Murdaugh, Parker, Eltzroth & Detrick confronted him about the missing money, he called 911 to say he had been shot while changing a tire.
He was then arrested and accused of hiring a hitman in a botched suicide attempt so his surviving son could cash in a $10 million life insurance policy.