SC: Attorney pushed out of firm day before he was shot

Source: New York Post

“South Carolina attorney Alex Murdaugh resigned from his law firm after he learned he was being investigated for the misappropriation of millions of dollars the day before he was allegedly shot in the head on a rural road, the New York Times first reported. Murdaugh’s law firm, PMPED, founded by his grandfather over 100 years ago, confirmed to the paper Monday that it had hired a forensic accounting firm to investigate the missing funds, which a member, speaking on the condition of anonymity, claims is in the millions, and had also informed police and the South Carolina Bar Association. … Murdaugh, whose wife and younger son were slain in an unsolved double murder, said Monday he was stepping down from his law firm to enter rehab after a strange shooting over the weekend left him with a head injury. He made no mention of the financial investigation.” (09/07/21)