Convicted double murderer Alex Murdaugh pleaded guilty on Tuesday to 22 federal counts related to swindling his former clients and law firm.
Greenville News reported that Murdaugh accepted a plea deal with the U.S. Department of Justice that may require him to submit to a polygraph test about criminal activity and hidden assets. In accepting the plea deal, Murdaugh admitted that his crimes date back to 2011.
In March, Alex Murdaugh was convicted of killing his wife and son, Maggie and Paul, at the family’s property in Colleton County. He was sentenced to life in prison without parole.
Before his murder convictions, Alex Murdaugh was disbarred for allegedly embezzling more than $8.7 million from his former law firm to fuel a drug addiction. During the trial, Alex Murdaugh admitted to some of the financial crimes covered in the federal case against him.
Murdaugh has appealed his murder convictions and is seeking a new trial. Earlier this month, his attorneys filed motions accusing a court clerk of jury tampering.
Greenville News reported that Murdaugh is scheduled to stand trial in state court on November 27.
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