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Alex Murdaugh pleads fifth in robbery lawsuit filed by his old law firm: Legal scion refuses to respond to claims he took millions to feed drug addiction – while in prison for stealing $3.4 million from his sons deceased housekeeper

  • Murdaugh is being sued by his former law firm for an undisclosed amount
  • He has also been charged with stealing $4 million from his deceased’s sons housekeeper
  • He has also admitted to trying to fake his own murder for a life insurance scam in favor of his only surviving son
  • Murdaugh’s wife Maggie and youngest son Paul, 22, were murdered in June this year
  • He insists he had nothing to do with their deaths and that he was only guilty of financial crimes
  • He says he pledged them to help fund a decades-long opioid addiction










Disgraced legal heir Alex Murdaugh pleaded for fifth in court papers last week, refusing to admit whether or not he stole millions from his old law firm.

Murdaugh filed the response in civil court in Colleton County, South Carolina, where he is being sued by Peters, Murdaugh, Parker, Eltzroth and Detrick (PMPED), his longtime law firm.

He has already admitted to the theft, but has not admitted how much he stole from the law firm.

Separately, Murdaugh is also a person of interest in the June murders of his wife Maggie and son Paul, 22, who were found dead in the family home next to a dog kennel.

Alex Murdaugh is due to appear in court on October 19. He’s been charged with theft for taking money from his late housekeeper’s sons, but he’s also being charged with theft from his former law firm

In a motion filed Friday, Murdaugh's attorneys said he would plead the fifth on charges he stole from his longtime law firm, PMPED.

In a motion filed Friday, Murdaugh’s attorneys said he would plead the fifth on charges he stole from his longtime law firm, PMPED.

He has been criminally charged with another theft – the theft of nearly $4 million from the sons of his late housekeeper, Gloria Satterfield.

Murdaugh is currently in jail for stealing $3.4 million from the family of Gloria Satterfield, his late housekeeper who died after falling into his home in 2018

Murdaugh is currently in jail for stealing $3.4 million from the family of Gloria Satterfield, his late housekeeper who died after falling into his home in 2018

Murdaugh has admitted through statements from his attorney that he stole from the company and from the housekeeper’s sons to fund his opioid addiction.

He has also admitted to trying to fake his own murder so that his surviving son Buster could get a life insurance policy, but he has denied having any role in the murder of his wife and son.

Murdaugh remains in custody pending his next trial date for theft for theft from the housekeeper’s sons.

Before being arrested, he sought treatment for opioid addiction at a state rehabilitation center.

He has only been criminally charged so far for stealing $4 million from the sons of his late housekeeper, Gloria Satterfield, who died in 2018 after a fall at his home.

Murdaugh's wife Maggie and youngest son Paul (far left) were murdered at the family home in June.  That crime remains unsolved.  He later tried to fake his own murder in a life insurance scam in favor of his surviving son Buster (right), but it fell through

Murdaugh’s wife Maggie and youngest son Paul (far left) were murdered at the family home in June. That crime remains unsolved. He later tried to fake his own murder in a life insurance scam in favor of his surviving son Buster (right), but it fell through

Murdaugh in his mugshot after being arrested for theft earlier this year

Murdaugh in his mugshot after being arrested for theft earlier this year

The grown sons say Murdaugh offered to help them file a claim against him, which his insurance company would pay out to take care of them.

Instead, they say he kept all the money paid out.

Last week, Murdaugh was denied bail in the case of the theft against the housekeeper’s sons.

Judge Clifton Newman said he was too big of a flight risk to get bail.

“After examining counsel’s arguments, the assessment filed, pending charges and other investigations, and the apparent nature and mental state of the defendant, the court determines that the defendant poses a danger to both himself and the community.”

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