For 10 years, Alex Murdaugh’s law firm missed millions in thefts. What went wrong?

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The State (Columbia, S.C.)

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Everyone trusted Alex Murdaugh. But for 10 years, without anyone noticing or reporting publicly, the disgraced South Carolina attorney allegedly stole $4 million from clients and embezzled cash from a client trust account held by his former Hampton law firm. From 2011 to 2021, in 30 different transactions, Murdaugh looted Peters Murdaugh Parker Eltzroth and Detrick’s Client Trust Account of millions of dollars and funneled clients’ money into personal bank accounts, where he laundered the cash for his own use, according to an analysis of theft charges in indictments against hi…

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