Murdaugh Indictments, Cocaine, Marijuana, and Abortion (oh my) - Week in Review 5/6/22


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The ‘Murdaugh Murders’ crime and corruption saga marched on this week with new indictments handed down in connection with the financial crimes component of the investigation. Indictments were issued against the former CEO of Palmetto State Bank, Russell Laffitte – the first time he has been criminally charged – while additional indictments were handed down against alleged co-conspirator Cory Fleming and Alex Murdaugh himself.

The civil side of the the case also continued via a contentious court hearing in Lexington County. The court appointed receivers in the matter — attorneys John T. Lay and Peter McCoy – argued in front of S.C. circuit court judge Daniel Hall as to why they should be allowed to continue controlling Murdaugh’s assets prior to the resolution of the pending litigation.

Murdaugh’s attorneys — including “bulldogs” Dick Harpootlian and Jim Griffin — have been “pulling out all the stops to regain full control of Alex’s finances.”
We reported a lot of drug news this week, too, managing to piss off both the left and the right in doing so …



State Grand Jury Indicts Former Bank CEO Russell Laffitte. More Charges for Murdaugh and Fleming
Judge Sets Bond At $1 Million For Alleged Murdaugh Co-Conspirator Russell Laffitte
‘Murdaugh Murders’ Civil Case: Battle Over Alex Murdaugh’s Assets Rages On


South Carolina Democrats: ‘Cocaine Is A Helluva Drug’
South Carolina House ‘Republicans’ Kill Medical Marijuana Bill With Procedural Gimmick


Murrell Smith: Abortion Case Comes Back To Haunt South Carolina’s New Legislative Leader


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