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Alex Murdaugh arrested on felony charges after leaving drug rehab in Florida

Disgraced South Carolina lawyer Alex Murdaugh was busted Thursday in Florida for allegedly scamming millions of dollars from his late housekeeper’s family, officials told The Post.

The 53-year-old disbarred lawyer was taken into custody on two felony counts of obtaining property by false pretenses tied to the mysterious 2018 death of his longtime housekeeper Gloria Satterfield, a spokesman for the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) said.

Murdaugh has been accused of collecting millions in insurance — but never giving it to her surviving sons as promised.

Gloria Satterfield was found dead in 2018 after she allegedly tripped over Alex Murdaugh’s dogs.
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Paul and Maggie Murdaugh (center) were found dead at the family's home in South Carolina in June.
Paul and Maggie Murdaugh (center) were found dead at the family’s home in South Carolina in June.
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He was busted “upon his release from a drug rehabilitation facility in Orlando,” SLED said.

The opioid addict has been there since he was released on $20,000 bail on charges of trying to get his drug dealer to kill him in a life insurance scam to collect $10 million for his surviving son, Buster.

Murdaugh is being held at Orange County Corrections until an extradition hearing to bring him back to South Carolina, where his family has long been one of the most powerful legal presences.

Alex Murdaugh was taken into custody on two felony counts of obtaining property by false pretenses tied to the 2018 mysterious death of his longtime housekeeper Gloria Satterfield.
Alex Murdaugh was taken into custody on two felony counts of obtaining property by false pretenses tied to the mysterious 2018 death of his longtime housekeeper Gloria Satterfield.
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SLED suggested more charges could come for the once-powerful lawyer, who is also a person of interest in the double slaying of his wife and son in June, his lawyer admitted this week. Officers are also investigating Satterfield’s death as well as millions taken from his family’s law firm.

“Today is merely one more step in a long process for justice for the many victims in these investigations,” SLED Chief Mark Keel said.

The gates near Alex Murdaugh's home in Islandton, S.C. where his wife and son were found dead.
The gates near Alex Murdaugh’s home in Islandton, SC, where his wife and son were found dead.
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Alex Murdaugh sits during his bond hearing where he was charged for trying to get his drug dealer to kill him in a life insurance scam.
Alex Murdaugh sits during his bond hearing where he was charged for trying to get his drug dealer to kill him in a life insurance scam.
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Agents “will continue to work tirelessly on behalf of those who were victimized by Alex Murdaugh and others,” Keel said.

“We are committed to following the facts wherever they may lead us and we will not stop until justice is served.”

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