Disgraced South Carolina lawyer Alex Murdaugh plans to turn himself in to authorities on Thursday for allegedly trying to commit insurance fraud, according to a new report.
A warrant was issued for his arrest Tuesday and a bond hearing for Murdaugh is set for 4 p.m. Thursday at Hampton County Magistrate Court, his attorney, Jim Griffin, told local news station WCBD.
Murdaugh checked himself into rehab for substance abuse earlier this month — two days after he allegedly orchestrated his own roadside shooting in a bid to leave his son with a $10 million insurance payout.
Curtis Edward Smitt, the man who Murdaugh allegedly hired to shoot him in the botched plot was arrested Tuesday.
Smitt, a former client of Murdaugh and suspected drug dealer, was charged with assisted suicide, assault and battery of a high aggravated nature, pointing and presenting a firearm, insurance fraud, and conspiracy to commit insurance fraud, authorities have said.
Murdaugh, whose wife and 22-year-old son were shot dead in June, is a part of at least two other state investigations.
Shortly after resigning from Peters, Murdaugh, Parker, Eltzroth & Detrick on Sept. 6, the South Carolina’s State Law Enforcement Division announced it was investigating allegations Murdaugh stole money from his high-power law firm.
Earlier Wednesday, the same agency opened up a probe into the death of Murdaugh’s longtime housekeeper Gloria Satterfield.
Satterfield, 57, died in February 2018 after “a trip and fall accident” in the family’s home, according to a new lawsuit filed by the housekeeper’s children.
More than 3 1/2 years later, “the exact details of the fall remain unclear,” even to the housekeeper’s sons and heirs, a Hampton County lawsuit seeking unspecified damages said.