Alex Murdaugh’s brother files debt collection lawsuit against him – crime online

The president of the former Murdaugh law firm is also asking for the repayment of hundreds of thousands of dollars in personal loans he says he made to the South Carolina legal offspring.

As if Alex Murdaugh didn’t have enough legal problems, this week Randolph “Randy” Murdaugh IV filed a lawsuit against him to collect loans he says he made to his brother over the past two months.

And Randy Murdaugh’s debt collection lawsuit isn’t the only one filed in Hampton County court this week, according to WCIV. John E. Parker, the chairman of Alex Murdaugh’s former law firm, also filed a lawsuit, saying he loaned Murdaugh $ 477,000 between March and July.

Randy Murdaugh says he loaned his brother $ 75,000 on September 2 – the day before PMPED, the law firm founded by the brothers’ great-grandfather, forced him to step down after to allegations of embezzlement. According to the lawsuit, the loan was to cover an overdrawn bank account.

Four days later – after Alex Murdaugh organized his “suicide for pay” program, Randy Murdaugh drove his brother to a drug rehab center outside South Carolina and loaned him an additional $ 15,000 for register with the establishment. Randy Murdaugh, who is still a member of the family’s law firm, said he deducted $ 43,500 from the amount for a tractor and brushcutting equipment.

Parker claims he loaned Murdaugh $ 150,000 in March, $ 77,000 in May and an additional $ 250,000 in July, after Alex’s wife Maggie and son Paul were found shot dead in one. family homes. Parker did not disclose what the loans were for.

From left to right: Buster, Maggie, Paul, Alex / Facebook

Alex Murdaugh allegedly found Maggie and Paul dead from gunshot wounds on June 7 and subsequent reports – including from CrimeOnline – suggested Maggie Murdaugh may be preparing to file for divorce and had requested medical accounting. -lawful family finances. Civil attorneys for Alex Murdaugh have claimed the Murdaughs had a happy marriage and Maggie was not seeking a divorce.

Paul Murdaugh was awaiting trial on drunken boating charges over the boating accident that killed 19-year-old Mallory Beach in 2019 when he was still a minor. Although criminal charges were dropped after her death, a wrongful death lawsuit filed by Beach’s mother against Alex Murdaugh and her other son, Buster, remains. This lawsuit claims the Murdaughs were aware of and facilitated Paul Murdaugh’s purchase of alcohol prior to the fatal accident.

Mallory Beach / Facebook and Paul Murdaugh / document

A crash survivor, Connor Cook, has filed a lawsuit claiming Alex Murdaugh tried to set him up for the boat crash.

And the estate of former Murdaugh family housekeeper Gloria Satterfield sued Murdaugh for pocketing several million dollars from a wrongful death settlement his best friend negotiated on behalf of the estate when Satterfield died of the aftermath. of an alleged “trip and fall” accident at the Murdaugh’s home.

The Satterfields, Beaches and Cooks have also asked a court to freeze Murdaugh’s assets, providing evidence that Alex Murdaugh signed his power of attorney to Buster Murdaugh, who appears to have sold high-value assets. They recommended that former U.S. Attorney Peter McCoy and respected Columbia business lawyer John T. Lay be appointed as the Murdaugh’s financial managers, but Judge Dan Hall has postponed any decision on this until next week. subject, WCIV reported.

Alex Murdaugh / police document and Gloria Satterfield / Facebook

PMPED has also sued Alex Murdaugh over money he says their former partner embezzled.

Alex Murdaugh is currently in jail on fraud charges related to the Satterfield case. He was also charged with fake suicide insurance fraud, in which he allegedly hired a former client to kill him so that Buster Murdaugh could claim an insurance payment of $ 10 million. And the South Carolina Supreme Court suspended his license to practice law.

Several other criminal investigations also swirl around Murdaugh and his family, including the death of Maggie and Paul, the circumstances of Satterfield’s death, the unresolved death of Stephen Smith in 2015, the potential obstruction of justice during an investigation into a boating accident and theft of funds. of PMPED.

Meanwhile, the Charleston Post and Courier reported that a state grand jury is preparing to investigate the pipeline that fueled Murdaugh’s opioid addiction for decades and that federal authorities are investigating his alleged financial crimes.

See more CrimeOnline reporting on Murdaugh’s issues.

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