“Trust in our justice system begins with trust in its lawyers,” he said in a statement the same day. “The people of South Carolina turn to lawyers when they are most vulnerable, and in our state, those who abuse the public trust and enrich themselves through fraud, theft and personal dealings will be prosecuted. to the fullest extent of the law.”
Murdaugh’s lawyers, Jim Griffin And Richard “Dick” Harpootlian shared in their own statement that their client is cooperating fully with the federal investigation and “anticipates that the charges filed today will be promptly resolved without a trial.”
In a lawsuit charging Murdaugh with life insurance fraud in Satterfield’s death, his lawyers revealed earlier this month that Murdaugh “made up the critical facts” surrounding his “travel and fall” in order to receive millions of dollars in the settlement. Nautilus Insurance Co. has since filed a lawsuit alleging it was defrauded, per NBC News.
“No dogs were involved in the fall of Gloria Satterfield on February 2, 2018,” the attorney said in the legal filing. The filing adds that after the housekeeper’s death, Alex ‘made up Mrs Satterfield’s alleged statement that dogs knocked her down to force her insurers to make a settlement payment’.