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911 caller on Murdaugh's road shooting: 'looks like a setup'

Oct. 22, 2021 16:36 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A woman who reported seeing a man later identified as South Carolina attorney Alex Murdaugh bloodied on a roadside after a shooting told an emergency dispatcher she didn’t stop because it “looks like a setup,” according to 911 calls released Friday. ...

Former NFL player guilty of ID theft, COVID-19 relief fraud

Oct. 20, 2021 16:21 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A former NFL wide receiver and South Florida native has pleaded guilty to stealing identities to fraudulently obtain coronavirus-related unemployment insurance benefits in California. Kenbrell Armod Thompkins, 33, pleaded guilty Monday in Miami federal...

SC attorney Alex Murdaugh denied bond on $3M theft charges

Oct. 19, 2021 15:07 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A judge denied bond Tuesday for a prominent South Carolina attorney who has become embroiled in two multimillion-dollar insurance fraud cases months after he found his wife and son dead in their home. The judge said Alex Murdaugh's considerable...

California pharmacy owner gets 5 years for $13M fraud scheme

Oct. 06, 2021 10:08 AM EDT

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A man who owned a Southern California pharmacy was sentenced to over five years in prison after he admitted submitting more than $13 million in fraudulent insurance claims for expensive medication. Thu Van Le, 42, pleaded guilty in July to one...

North Carolina mother, son, accused of insurance fraud

Sep. 17, 2021 08:14 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Officials with a North Carolina agency have accused a mother and son of falsely telling an insurance company that her car and truck had been struck multiple times by deer and other animals. A news release from state Insurance Commissioner Mike...

Lawyer Murdaugh exits jail after $10M insurance fraud arrest

Sep. 16, 2021 19:46 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Instead of a suit and tie, lawyer Alex Murdaugh found himself in a jail jumpsuit Thursday in a cramped South Carolina courtroom, struggling to wipe tears from his eyes with handcuffed wrists as his lawyer detailed how his life crumbled over the past three months. ...

South Carolina lawyer Alex Murdaugh charged in $10 million insurance fraud involving a botched shooting of himself.

Sep. 16, 2021 12:14 PM EDT
HAMPTON, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina lawyer Alex Murdaugh charged in $10 million insurance fraud involving a botched shooting of himself.

Police: Lawyer Murdaugh arranged own death but shot grazed

Sep. 15, 2021 17:28 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A prominent South Carolina lawyer who found the bodies of his wife and son three months ago tried to arrange his own death earlier this month so his son would get a $10 million life insurance payment, but the planned fatal shot only grazed his head, state police said...

2 plead guilty in Mississippi pharmacist health care scam

Aug. 25, 2021 16:22 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi pharmacist and a Louisiana marketer have pleaded guilty in connection with a multi-million dollar health insurance fraud scheme, federal authorities said Wednesday. A news release from the Justice Department said Mitchell “Chad”...

2 rail conductors among 3 charged with prescription scheme

Jul. 29, 2021 20:26 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Two New Jersey Transit conductors, including one who sits on the board of directors, took part in a fraud scheme involving expensive prescription drugs, according to charges announced Thursday by the Essex County prosecutor's office. Prosecutor...