Alex Murdaugh is being SUED by his own brother after borrowing $75k days before botched hit


Alex Murdaugh is being sued for money owed to his own brother as well as the president of his former law firm in two newly filed suits that allege debts totaling more than half a million dollars, DailyMail.com can reveal.

Randolph ‘Randy’ Murdaugh IV filed his suit against his disgraced brother in Hampton County court Thursday, claiming that he owed him tens of thousands of dollars.

John E Parker, President of Peters Murdaugh Parker Elztroth & Dettrick (PMPED) filed his suit Friday. Parker alleges that Murdaugh personally owes him $477,000 – money given across three separate loans between March and July of this year.

Parker’s complaint, obtained by DailyMail.com states that he loaned Murdaugh $150,000 on March 5, $77,000 on May 19 and $250,000 on July 15 and that none of the money has been repaid.

Randy Murdaugh’s suit, also obtained by DailyMail.com, reveals that just days before he attempted to stage his own murder in a bizarre roadside shooting on September 4, Murdaugh came to his brother Randy and asked for a loan of $75,000. 

Murdaugh has been charged with insurance fraud, conspiracy to commit insurance fraud and filing a false police report following an incident September 4 when he claimed he was the victim of a drive-by shooting

Alex Murdaugh's brother Randolph 'Randy' Murdaugh IV filed a suit against him Thursday for tens of thousands of dollars in unpaid loans

Alex Murdaugh’s (left) brother Randolph ‘Randy’ Murdaugh IV (right) filed a suit against him Thursday for tens of thousands of dollars in unpaid loans 

According to the filing Murdaugh, 53, told Randy, ‘In the days leading up to September 2 Defendant represented to Randolph Murdaugh IV that he needed a loan to cover an overdrawn bank account and that [he] had already written other checks including checks to workers which will make the bank account more overdrawn.’

John E Parker, President of Peters Murdaugh Parker Elztroth & Dettrick (PMPED), also filed a suit against Alex Murdaugh on Friday

John E Parker, President of Peters Murdaugh Parker Elztroth & Dettrick (PMPED), also filed a suit against Alex Murdaugh on Friday

Murdaugh asked for money to be deposited into his checking account. He did not reveal his ‘poor financial condition’ but promised that he would repay the money within 30 days.

Within days of that loan being made Murdaugh attempted to have himself shot so that his surviving son, Buster, could claim his $10million life insurance policy.

The attempt was a fiasco and his story quickly imploded as it transpired that he was suspected of embezzling millions from Peters Murdaugh Parker Eltzroth & Detrick, the family law firm of which he was a partner. He issued an apology of sorts in which he confessed to years of opioid addiction and said that he had checked himself into rehab.

Murdaugh’s attorney Dick Harpootlian has always claimed that his client is broke and could only afford his treatment because it was covered by insurance.

But today’s court papers reveal that Randy footed the bill, covering Murdaugh’s initial treatment to the tune of $15,000.

And in a further blow to the beleaguered a second suit was filed Friday in which PMPED Presdient John E Parker alleges that Murdaugh owes him close to half a million dollars – funds distributed across three loans between March and July of this year.

According to Parker he lent Murdaugh $150,000 on March 5, $77,000 on May 19 and $250,000 on July 15 and none of those loans have been repaid.

Parker and Randy Murdaugh made their moves as lawyers in three separate civil suits appeared in Chesterfield County Courthouse Friday afternoon to ask that control of Murdaugh’s assets be handed to independent representatives to prevent him from engaging in further fraud. 

The complaint, obtained by DailyMail.com, reveals that days before Alex attempted to stage his own murder he asked Randy for a loan of $75,000

The complaint, obtained by DailyMail.com, reveals that days before Alex attempted to stage his own murder he asked Randy for a loan of $75,000

Murdaugh is currently in prison after Richland County Judge Clifton Newman last week denied bond when he appeared in court charged on two criminal counts in connection with his misappropriation of close to $3million in insurance settlement money in the death of Gloria Satterfield.

Murdaugh syphoned off money that should have gone to Satterfield’s sons who stated that they never saw a dime of the settlement that was ultimately negotiated up to more than $4million.

Judge Newman was not convinced by Murdaugh’s attorneys’ efforts to persuade him that their client should be granted bail and allowed to return to the Florida rehab center from which he was arrested.

Instead, he ruled that Murdaugh be held in custody pending a psychiatric evaluation. DailyMail.com has learned that that evaluation has been completed but the results remain sealed and no further hearing has been scheduled yet.

Parker alleges that Murdaugh personally owes him $477,000 – money given across three separate loans between March and July of this year

Parker alleges that Murdaugh personally owes him $477,000 – money given across three separate loans between March and July of this year

Meanwhile, according to motions filed by attorneys for Mallory Beach’s mother, Renee, Connor Cook who was on board the boat the night it crashed, and Satterfield’s sons, Murdaugh’s claims to be broke don’t ring true.

Alex Murdaugh is seen in this police mugshot photo in Orlando, Florida on  October 14, 2021

Alex Murdaugh is seen in this police mugshot photo in Orlando, Florida on  October 14, 2021

In three identical motions they argue that Murdaugh and Buster must be prevented from ‘hiding, concealing, misappropriating, selling, encumbering, transferring, impairing the value of or otherwise disposing of any of the Alex Murdaugh Assets and any of the Buster Murdaugh Assets, in whole or in part.’

According to the filings Murdaugh cannot be trusted – nor can his son – given the older man’s ‘extraordinary pattern and practice of deceit and fraud in the handling of his assets and by his actions to misappropriate assets belonging to others.’

They argue that ‘there is good reason’ to believe Murdaugh has already disposed of assets improperly in a bid to put them beyond the reach of the civil suits brought against him.

Intriguingly the motions also site ‘inheritance’ from the deaths of Maggie and Paul Murdaugh among Murdaugh’s assets. 

Murdaugh’s lawyers have denied the existence of any life insurance policies on either Maggie, 52, or Paul, 22, who were gunned down and whose bodies were found more than four months ago by dog kennels on the family’s remoted Hampton County hunting lodge of Moselle.

Alex Murdagh is pictured, main, with his wife Maggie and son Paul (far left) who were shot dead in an unsolved double murder in June

Alex Murdagh is pictured, main, with his wife Maggie and son Paul (far left) who were shot dead in an unsolved double murder in June

Crime scene tape is visible on the stretch of Old Salkehatchie Road where Alex Murdaugh reported having been the victim of a drive by shooting. Within days of that loan being made Alex attempted to have himself shot so that his surviving son, Buster, could claim his $10million life insurance policy

Crime scene tape is visible on the stretch of Old Salkehatchie Road where Alex Murdaugh reported having been the victim of a drive by shooting. Within days of that loan being made Alex attempted to have himself shot so that his surviving son, Buster, could claim his $10million life insurance policy

Murdaugh is suspected of embezzling millions from Peters Murdaugh Parker Eltzroth & Detrick, the family law firm of which he was a partner

Murdaugh is suspected of embezzling millions from Peters Murdaugh Parker Eltzroth & Detrick, the family law firm of which he was a partner

DailyMail.com has been told that there were policies on both – totally $10million. Now attorneys for all three civil suits have asked that control of any money inherited by Alex on their death as well as the assets inherited from his late father’s trust be wrested from him and his surviving son.

The double homicide remains unsolved and while Murdaugh has been confirmed as a person of interest South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) has remained tightlipped and given no hint of suspects or working theories.

Murdaugh is now linked to six criminal investigations. SLED has reopened the criminal investigation into the death of local teen Stephen Smith whose name has been linked to the Murdaugh family.

An investigation into Gloria Satterfield’s death has been opened on the request of Hampton County Coroner Angela Topper. Murdaugh has been charged criminally for misappropriating funds in her wrongful death settlement.

He is facing charges on the botched attempt to ‘outsource’ his own suicide, and the FBI has now become involved in the investigation into his ‘financial crimes’ including the misappropriation of millions from PMPED.



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