Alex Murdaugh sentenced in federal court for financial crimes

SOUTH CAROLINA — Former South Carolina attorney and convicted murderer Alex Murdaugh was sentenced Monday to 40 years in prison on a series of financial crimes. It could be the last time he faced a judge.

Murdaugh pleaded guilty on 22 charges, including conspiracy to commit bank fraud, wire fraud, and money laundering.

He was originally charged with 101 crimes, but those were knocked down as part of the plea deal.

Murdaugh already received a 27-year sentence in state court on the 22 charges. He was scheduled for federal sentencing on Monday.

Murdaugh initially entered a plea agreement, but prosecutors say he breached it by lying to them during a polygraph test.

Right now, Murdaugh is serving a life sentence for the murders of his wife and son. A judge recently denied his request for new murder trial amid allegations of jury tampering.

He was sentenced to an additional 40 years in prison on Monday and ordered to pay $8,762,731.88 in restitution, WCIV reports.


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