Alex Murdaugh sentenced to 40 years for federal financial crimes

Alex Murdaugh, the South Carolina lawyer who was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of his wife and son, was given another 40 years in federal court on Monday for stealing millions of dollars from his clients and his once-prestigious law firm.  

The 55-year-old disbarred lawyer made his way into court shackled and in a prison jumpsuit to hear his fate on 22 federal counts

Alex Murdaugh cries as he addresses the court during his sentencing for stealing from 18 clients, Nov. 28, 2023, at the Beaufort County Courthouse in Beaufort, South Carolina. (Andrew J. Whitaker/The Post And Courier via AP, Pool, file)

In addition to his two life sentences, Murdaugh was ordered earlier to spend another 27 years in prison in state
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