A. Murdaugh, who was convicted of murder, was sentenced to 40 years in prison for financial crimes in the United States

A. Murdaugh, who was convicted of murder, was sentenced to 40 years in prison for financial crimes in the United States
A. Murdaugh, who was convicted of murder, was sentenced to 40 years in prison for financial crimes in the United States
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Murdaugh, 55, the scion of an elite family of judges and lawyers, is already serving a life sentence for the June 2021 murders of his wife Maggie and 22-year-old son Paul.

Murdaugh pleaded guilty last year to state charges of stealing millions of dollars from clients at his high-profile law firm and was sentenced to 27 years in prison.

He was back in court Monday on federal charges of conspiracy to commit bank and wire fraud and money laundering.

District Judge Richard Gergelis sentenced Murdaugh to 40 years in prison, which will run concurrently with the 27 years previously imposed.

Murdaugh pleaded guilty to federal charges in September, after U.S. Attorney Adair Borous said the defendant’s “financial crimes were large-scale, brazen and callous.”

“He recklessly stole from his clients, his law firm and others who trusted him,” the prosecutor said.

Murdaugh’s three-week trial for the murder, televised last year, attracted large audiences across the country and abroad.

Evidence from the convicted offspring’s cellphone showed Mr Murdaugh was the only person with his son and wife in the dog kennels on the family property minutes before Maggie and Paul were shot.

Mr. Murdaugh denied killing his wife and younger son, but admitted to stealing millions of dollars from his firm’s clients because of his opioid addiction.

Before the trial was over, Netflix and HBO released docu-dramas about the case.


The article is in Lithuanian

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