The brother of distinguished South Carolina attorney Alex Murdaugh — who abruptly stop his spouse and children regulation business and claimed anyone shot him in the head — said he was “shocked” to study about his sibling’s alleged misappropriation of cash and drug dependancy.
“I was shocked, just as the rest of my PMPED household, to understand of my brother, Alex’s, drug dependancy and thieving of income,” Randolph “Randy” Murdaugh IV reported in a statement Wednesday, according to Bluffton Now, referring to business Peters, Murdaugh, Parker, Eltzroth and Detrick PA.
“I love my legislation firm loved ones and also like Alex as my brother. Even though I will help him in his recovery, I do not help, condone, or justification his conduct in thieving by manipulating his most trustworthy relationships,” wrote Murdaugh, a spouse at the agency.
“I will keep on to pursue my client’s passions with the greatest degree of honesty and integrity, as I usually have,” Murdaugh additional on the exact same day his brother was suspended from training regulation just after a ruling by the South Carolina Supreme Court.
The ruling, which stemmed from proof of alleged misconduct, arrived following Murdaugh give up his loved ones firm on Friday, a working day prior to he claimed someone shot him in the head on a rural street.
On Monday, attorneys at PMPED said the organization has hired a forensic accounting firm to examine lacking funds, which may possibly contain at minimum $1 million.
Murdaugh, whose wife, Maggie, 52, and more youthful son, Paul, 22, were slain in an unsolved double murder on June 7, explained Monday he was stepping down from the company in buy to enter rehab just after the shooting, which left him with a insignificant injuries.
“The murders of my spouse and son have brought about an amazingly complicated time in my lifetime. I have made a great deal of selections that I actually regret,” he reported in a statement.
“I’m resigning from my legislation company and getting into rehab immediately after a long fight that has been exacerbated these murders. I am immensely sorry to every person I have harm including my spouse and children, close friends and colleagues. I ask for prayers as I rehabilitate myself and my relationships,” Murdaugh added.
The organization claimed Murdaugh is no lengthier linked with it “in any way.”
“His resignation arrived immediately after the discovery by PMPED that Alex misappropriated funds in violation of PMPED expectations and policies,” the organization mentioned in a statement.
“A forensic accounting agency will be retained to conduct a extensive investigation. Law enforcement and the SC Bar have been notified by PMPED. This is disappointing news for all of us. Rest confident that our organization will deal with this in a easy way. There’s no location in our company for such behavior,” it extra.
At the time of the June 7 double murder, Paul was struggling with trial in the dying of 19-calendar year-aged Mallory Beach front, a College of South Carolina scholar who was killed in a boat crash in the waters north of Hilton Head Island in 2019.
Paul experienced allegedly been running the craft at the time.