Murdaugh murders: Boat crash victims ask court to prevent son, Buster, from disposing of family assets


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Alex Murdoff’s former law firm also reached confidential settlement with housekeeper Gloria Satterfield’s heirs

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Lawyers representing the victims of the 2019 boat crash, where the murdered younger son was allegedly kept behind the wheel since Alex Murdog, has been granted bail by a South Carolina court to the surviving, eldest son, Buster Murdog, the family’s finances. Asking them to stop disposing of the property while their father sits. in jail.

It comes as the law firm founded by Alex Murdaugh’s great-grandfather also reached a settlement with housekeeper Gloria Satterfield’s heirs.


Two separate filings made Friday in Hampton County allege that Alex Murdoff improperly “transferred, sold, encumbered or otherwise disposed of property.” He recently appointed his 26-year-old son, Buster Murdog, as his power of attorney on 16 September. Since then, his son has executed the satisfaction of a mortgage on a 42-acre property in the Hamptons with a face value of approximately $970,354. and Coleton County on September 23.

Last week, South Carolina Circuit Judge Clifton Newman denied bond for Alex Murdaugh, alleging he stole more than $3.4 million in settlement funds from a wrongful death trial related to the death of housekeeper Gloria Satterfield. At last Tuesday’s hearing in Richland County, state prosecutor Creighton Waters with the South Carolina Attorney General’s office described how Alex Murdoff allegedly used settlement money to pay off a $100,000 credit card balance in his name. He did, transferred over $300,000 to his father, and transferred over $735,000 to himself.

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An attorney representing Rainey Beach, Mark Tinsley, the mother of 19-year-old Mallory Beach who was killed in a boat accident, filed an injunction on Friday to seek an injunction against the Murdogs in his client’s wrongful death lawsuit. To protect future settlements, as well as bars and convenience stores that allegedly provided alcohol to underage teens on the night of the accident. Lawyers for Conor Cook, another passenger seriously injured in the crash, also asked a Hampton County court to freeze the assets of Alex and Buster Murdog in a filing Friday.

“Alex Murdoff has repeatedly engaged in dishonesty, deceit and fraud. He has shown that he will, with utter disregard for interests, go to extraordinary lengths to unreasonably steal, transfer or otherwise dispose of money, thereby causing He or his family will benefit. Third persons,” writes Tinsley. “Only part of Alex Murdoff’s complex financial maneuvers is known. The important question is where his assets went and when such assets were transferred or disposed of.”

Friday’s filing includes a photo of a masked man at a blackjack table claiming to be Buster Murdog, a lawyer for Beach and Cook, at The Venetian Resort & Casino in Las Vegas this month. When asked directly about the photo, Murdoff’s attorney, Dick Harputalian, told Granthshala News Digital, “We are not commenting on anything about this matter.” Granthshala News Digital has not independently verified the authenticity of the image.

Court documents list other alleged attempts to sell the property. Green Swamp Club Inc., a 7,000-acre hunting club in Jasper County. Alex Murdoff’s interest in was sold on October 1. His motorboat was also listed for sale online for $115,000.

Alex and Buster reportedly failed to pay over $6,000 in property taxes for 2020 on their Edisto Beach property, and have paid more than $7,000 in property taxes owed for 2021. If past taxes are not paid by December, the vacant house will be auctioned off. 10, according to the filing. Alex Murdoff inherited the estate from his father, Randolph Murdoff III, who died on June 10, as well as the estate of his wife Maggie and their 22-year-old son, Paul.

The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) is still investigating the true cause of Satterfield’s 2018 death, as Murdoff’s longtime housekeeper and nanny were shot at their Colton County home in an alleged trip and fall in the head. He was hurt and never regained consciousness before dying weeks later. in the hospital. The still-unsolved 7 double murders of Maggie and Paul Murdog, who were shot dead on the grounds of the family’s Moselle hunting property, also prompted SLED to launch an investigation into the mysterious 2015 roadside death of 19-year-old Stephen Smith. did. Who was once Buster Murdaugh’s classmate. Any further connections remain unknown.

While he was killed in June, Paul Murdoff is still under charges of allegedly drunk crashing his father’s boat in 2019, killing Mallory Beach and seriously injuring several other passengers, including Connor Cook. Vihar was facing. Friday’s filing from Hampton County court was filed by attorneys John T. Lay, Jr. and Peter M. McCoy, Jr. as the “co-receiver”, tasked with locating and recovering the assets of Alex and Buster Murdoff. He also asked that Amy LB Hill, along with the law firm Gallivan, White & Boyd, PA, be appointed to serve as legal advisor to the co-receivers.

Over the weekend, Eric Bland, an attorney for the Satterfield estate, said the housekeeper’s sons entered into a confidential settlement with Hampton law firm PMPED, State, reported a newspaper based in Columbia, SC. SLED is probing millions of dollars allegedly missing from a major law firm founded a century ago by Alex Murdaugh’s great-grandfather. Meanwhile, Bland had already settled with Murdoff’s former college roommate, Corey Fleming, and his law firm, Moss, Kuhn & Fleming, which valued Satterfield about $177,000 in insurance payments.

Last week, Judge Newman also ordered a psychiatric evaluation for Alex Murdaugh, who allegedly confessed to plotting his death on September 4, so that Buster could collect a $10 million life insurance policy. SLED also released several 911 calls placed after an alleged roadside failed suicide plan on Friday, in which a woman may have told an emergency dispatcher that she had not stopped because it “looks like a setup.”

Murdoff was out a A personal identification bond was provided by Hampton County Magistrate Judge Tonja Alexander on September 16 and received treatment for opioid addiction at rehabilitation facilities in Atlanta and Orlando before being taken into custody again on October 14. On new charges relating to the settlements of Satterfield.

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