Prosecutors announced Alex Murdaugh, who is already sentenced to life in prison for the murder of his wife and son, has been indicted on tax evasion charges, according to authorities.
On April 25, officials announced Murdaugh was indicted on two counts of willful attempt to evade or defeat a tax, South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson said.
Murdaugh allegedly failed to report more than $2.1 million of income earned through illegal acts for tax years 2020 and 2021, officials said.
According to CBS News, Murdaugh was previously indicted by a grand jury on charges for tax evasion that allegedly occurred from 2011 through 2019.
The grand jury handed down 20 indictments containing 101 charges at the time. Murdaugh is accused of scheming to defraud victims of $8.7 million and the state of South Carolina of $619,391, Wilson said. These charges include fraud, money laundering, tax evasion and forgery.
These new indictments come just six weeks after Murdaugh was found guilty of the murders of his wife and son in 2021, as Front Page Detectives previously reported. During that trial, Murdaugh admitted to stealing from his clients, according to reports.
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Murdaugh intends to appeal his murder convictions, officials said.
If convicted on the two new indictments, Murdaugh could be sentenced to five years in prison and/or a fine of up to $10,000, officials said.
Authorities did not announce when Murdaugh would appear in court to face the new charges against him.
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