According to affidavits released Saturday by the South Carolina Enforcement Division (SLED), “Mr. Murdog coordinated with (Gloria) Satterfield’s family to sue himself in order to seek an insurance settlement so that the Satterfield family would be protected.” be asked to give the income. Pay the funeral expenses and monetary compensation for the children of Satterfield.” The affidavit states that Murdoff deposited over $3 million into his account.
In an email to Granthshala, Bland disputed SLED’s statement.
“These were legitimate claims that were brought in connection with the death of Gloria Satterfield,” he wrote.
After Murdoff’s four dogs trapped him, Satterfield died, and his estate claimed a “suitable negligence”.
“The claim was not fabricated and Alex appropriately referred them to an attorney,” he wrote. “The estate was unaware of the extremely close relationship between (Corey) Fleming and Alex Mudaugh, which was never fully disclosed.”
“He deeply regrets that his actions have distracted from efforts to solve his murders,” the statement said.
The investigation into Satterfield’s death follows months of legal and personal challenges for Murdoff.
Murdog’s shooting took place less than three months after he called the authorities to report that he had shot his wife and youngest son at their home.
The affidavit, released on Saturday, describes what officials say happened after Satterfield’s death. An affidavit said Murdoff recommended an attorney for the family, and that attorney brokered an insurance settlement of approximately $4.3 million.
The affidavit said $2,765,000 in a settlement agreement was for the Satterfield family.
“The Satterfield family was never informed of the settlement nor received any income from them, and the settlement agreement was not properly entered into court records,” the affidavit said.
Murdoff instructed the attorney to write a check to a bank account maintained and owned by Murdoff called “Forge” in order to “deprive the Satterfield family of insurance settlements owed to them by converting the $2,961,911.95 to Mr. Murdoff’s own use.” can go.” affidavit. According to the second affidavit, he had previously deposited $403,500 in the same account as part of the initial settlement agreement.
The affidavit states that a legitimate company called Forge Consulting LLC that handles insurance settlements is not affiliated with the Satterfield Settlement nor the “Forge” account owned by Murdoff.
“Mr. Murdoff titled this account as ‘Forge’ to misrepresent, in order to conceal the misappropriation of funds in question,” the affidavit said.
After Murdoff waived his extradition hearing on Friday, South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced that Murdoff’s bond hearing on charges of obtaining assets under false pretenses would take place Tuesday at the Richland County Courthouse in Columbia.
Granthshala’s Jason Hanna and Gregory Lemos contributed to this report.
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