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Alex Murdaugh to Be Sentenced for Federal Conspiracy, Wire Fraud, Bank Fraud, and Money Laundering Charges

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of South Carolina

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Richard Alexander “Alex” Murdaugh, 55, of Hampton, is scheduled to be sentenced in federal court on 22 charges including conspiracy to commit wire fraud and bank fraud; bank fraud; wire fraud; and money laundering. Murdaugh pleaded guilty in September 2023. Read the previous release here.

United States District Judge Richard M. Gergel will impose the sentence.

WHEN:        Monday, April 1, 2024, at 10 a.m.

WHERE:      United States District Courthouse

                       The hearing will be held in Courtroom 3 and Courtroom 1 will serve as overflow space

                       83 Meeting Street

                       Charleston, South Carolina


NOTE:  United States Attorney Adair F. Boroughs along with Steve Jensen, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Columbia Field Office and SLED Chief Mark Keel, will be available outside the courthouse following the hearing. The hearing could last approximately three hours. No cameras or cell phones are allowed in the federal courthouse.


Veronica Hill, Public Affairs Specialist, U.S. Attorney’s Office,, (803) 348-3007 (cell)

Updated March 29, 2024

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