The South Carolina State Regulation Enforcement Division (SLED) stated Monday it has opened an investigation into Alex Murdaugh’s alleged misappropriation of funds at his now former regulation agency.
Murdaugh resigned from PMPED, the agency discovered by his great-grandfather, on September 3 after different members confronted him with allegations that he had misused the agency’s cash — reportedly in extra of $1 million, as CrimeOnline previously reported.
The following day, Murdaugh referred to as 911 to report that he had been shot on a distant, rural highway in Hampton County and was flown to a hospital in Savannah for remedy of a “superficial gunshot wound to the top,” SLED stated on the time. Two days later, Murdaugh was out of the hospital, saying his resignation from the regulation agency and checking into rehab for an undisclosed substance abuse drawback.
SLED is investigating Murdaugh’s alleged capturing in addition to the June 7 murders of his spouse Maggie and son Paul, who have been discovered shot to loss of life on the Murdaughs’ sprawling searching property, Moselle. The company has been tightlipped about each investigations. Investigators haven’t launched descriptions of a suspect within the capturing of Alex Murdaugh or the truck the alleged shooter was driving, though Murdaugh reportedly noticed the gunman and spoke with him, .
“As chief of SLED, I proceed to induce the general public to be affected person and let this investigation take its course” Mark Keel, who heads the company, said in a statement, WCSC reported. “Investigative choices we make all through this case and any probably associated case should in the end face up to the scrutiny of the legal justice course of. As with all circumstances, SLED is dedicated to conducting knowledgeable, thorough, and neutral legal investigation, irrespective of the place the details lead us.”
Within the wake of the capturing and the misuse of funds allegations, the South Carolina Supreme Courtroom suspended Murdaugh’s regulation license, and the 14th Circuit Solicitor’s Workplace, the place Murdaugh had been a volunteer prosecutor, introduced that it was barring him from additional prosecutions.
Murdaugh and his different son, Buster, are additionally dealing with a wrongful loss of life swimsuit filed by the mom of Mallory Seashore, a 19-year-old who was killed when a extremely intoxicated Paul Murdaugh allegedly drove a ship right into a bridge piling in 2019. Seashore was thrown from the boat within the crash; her physique was discovered every week later.
The wrongful loss of life swimsuit claims that Murdaugh and his son each knew about and condoned Paul Murdaugh’s underage ingesting and that Buster Murdaugh allowed his youthful brother to make use of his identification to purchase alcohol.
Paul Murdaugh was awaiting trial on prices associated to the accident on the time of his loss of life; these prices have been dropped after the murders.
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[Featured image: L-R: Buster, Maggie, Paul, and Alex Murdaugh/Facebook]
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