The Murdaugh brothers' father, a grandfather and a great-grandfather all held the top prosecutor's position in South Carolina's 14th Circuit, which covers a swampy coastal region of the state known as the Lowcountry, and wielded power in the same role for more than eight decades.
South Carolina's highest court agreed Wednesday to indefinitely suspend the law license of Alex Murdaugh
his law firm — Peters, Murdaugh, Parker, Eltzroth & Detrick, which was founded by his great-grandfather — had opened an investigation into "misappropriated funds."
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The firm of Peters, Murdaugh, Parker, Eltzroth & Detrick (PMPED) said Murdaugh resigned Friday.
"His resignation came after the discovery by PMPED that Alex misappropriated funds in violation of PMPED standards and policies," the firm's statement read. "A forensic accounting firm will be retained to conduct a thorough investigation. Law enforcement and the (South Carolina) Bar have been notified."