Alex Murdaugh’s attorneys seek to reduce his $7M bond for alleged financial crimes
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COLUMBIA, S.C. — The attorneys representing embattled Hampton lawyer Alex Murdaugh have asked the presiding judge of the South Carolina State Grand Jury to reduce their client’s $7 million bond, according to a motion filed Tuesday in the state grand jury system. Murdaugh, 53, sits in the Richland County Jail on dozens of alleged financial crimes that involved stealing millions from clients. Attorneys Dick Harpootlian and Jim Griffin claimed in the motion that Murdaugh has less than $10,000 in his bank accounts and cannot pay the bond amount. “Mr. Murdaugh does not have seven million dollars or...