Among ongoing incidents and investigations, prominent South Carolina attorney Alex Murdaugh saw his law license indefinitely suspended Wednesday. The suspension comes following a series of mystifying and abrupt actions on Murdaugh’s part.
Additionally, The SC Supreme Court stated that Murdaugh didn’t oppose the suspension, shrouding ongoing investigations with more questions. Further, NBC News stated the attorney failed to mention that his law firm, founded by his great-grandfather, had opened their own investigation into Murdaugh’s actions. Reportedly, the firm had reason to believe Murdaugh had “misappropriated funds.”
In response to the situation, the firm stated Monday, “This is disappointing news for all of us.” However, “Rest assured that our firm will deal with this in a straightforward manner. There’s no place in our firm for such behavior.”
Murdaugh’s actions have also led the firm to report the attorney to law enforcement as well as the South Carolina Bar. The firm intends to conduct an internal investigation as well. NBC further reported that for the moment, it is unclear how much money Murdaugh reportedly stole or how it was used. His firm supplied no additional information.
Alex Murdaugh’s brother and a fellow attorney, Randolph Murdaugh IV, did not condone Murdaugh’s actions. He told media, “I love my law firm family and also love Alex as my brother… [however] I do not support, condone, or excuse his conduct in stealing by manipulating his most trusted relationships.”
Mystery Ensues Surrounding Alex Murdaugh & Family
As stated above, Murdaugh’s license suspension comes as the latest fall suffered by the attorney among a series of ongoing issues and investigations. Labor Day weekend saw the attorney on the side of a Hampton County, SC road. He was changing a tire on his Mercedes SUV when he suffered a gunshot to the head.
ABC News stated the attorney knelt beside the vehicle when a car passed him. Suddenly, the car turned back around, and someone within shot Murdaugh on the roadside. Murdaugh called 911 himself, reporting his location to authorities. The outlet stated local law enforcement identified Murdaugh’s injuries as “a superficial gunshot wound to the head.”
Saturday saw the attorney conscious and speaking.
In regards to his decision to enter rehab among other allegations and recent findings, Murdaugh shared in a statement via his attorney, “The murders of my wife and son have caused an incredibly difficult time in my life. I have made a lot of decisions that I truly regret. I’m resigning from my law firm and entering rehab after a long battle that has been exacerbated by these murders.” He goes on to apologize to the chain of people he’s hurt, including family, friends, and colleagues. “I ask for prayers as I rehabilitate myself and my relationships.”
Additionally, investigations into the deaths of the attorney’s wife and son have gained momentum as authorities pursue new leads. However, South Carolina’s Law Enforcement Division continues to release minimal details so as not to compromise the ongoing investigation.