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American lawyer Alex Murdaugh is sentenced to 40 years in prison for financial crimes

American lawyer Alex Murdaugh is sentenced to 40 years in prison for financial crimes

American lawyer Alex Murdaugh is sentenced to 40 years in prison for financial crimes

The American lawyer Alex Murdaughalready sentenced to life in prison for the murder of his wife and youngest son, this Monday he received a new sentence of 40 years in prison for gang formation, fraud and money laundering.

Murdaugh55 years old, pleaded guilty last September to the 22 charges against him.

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The now convicted man was an influential lawyer from South Carolina who admitted to setting up several schemes to keep his clients’ money and properties.

As indicated by the Department of Justice on September 21, 2023, he invented expenses and asked other lawyers with whom he was associated to pocket defense fees directly for him, Instead of entering them through the law firm, among other fraudulent movements.

Only for bank fraud He faced a sentence of up to 30 years in prison and a fine of one million dollars.

Murdaugh was sentenced this Monday by a federal court in Charlestonin South Carolina, but is already serving a 27-year sentence after pleading guilty to similar crimes in state court.

These two sentences are in addition to the two life sentences received for the murder of his wife and young son, Paulin June 2021 at his home, located in the rural area of ​​the southern part of the state.

His wife and son were shot. several times with a rifle and a shotgun, although the murder weapons were not found, nor were there blood stains or other types of physical evidence.

What was found was a video recorded by Paul Murdaugh shortly before dying where the voices of both parents can be heard, destroying the initial alibi of the lawyer, who claimed not to be at home at the time of the crime.

Unlike the financial crimeswho recognized, Murdaugh He never confessed to killing his relatives. He admitted during the trial that he had lied to the police about his whereabouts on the night of the crime, but assured that this was due to paranoia caused by drug use.

Source: Elcomercio

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