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Alex Murdaugh Arrested Leaving Rehab, Accused Of Stealing Dead Housekeeper's $4.3 Million Insurance Payout

Oct. 14 2021, Published 1:45 p.m. ET

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Alex Murdaugh has been arrested… again!

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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.

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Source: Orange County Corrections
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South Carolina Law Enforcement Division [SLED] nabbed Alex as he was exiting a drug rehabilitation facility in Orlando, Fla.

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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.

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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.

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Source: @Maggie Murdaugh/Facebook
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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.

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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.

No arrests have been made in connection with the murders of his wife and son

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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.

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Source: @Maggie Murdaugh/Facebook

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.

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