Published in Law360, Forensic and Litigation Service partners, Travis Casner and Helga Zauner, highlight key aspects of the Alex Murdaugh case and share reminders for attorneys and their firms on the value of implementing robust internal controls to detect and prevent fraud.
- “Hours before Murdaugh murdered his wife and son, the chief financial officer of the law firm where Murdaugh practiced, Peters Murdaugh Parker Eltzroth & Detrick, confronted Murdaugh about missing funds that should have been paid over a period of several years to either PMPED or Murdaugh’s clients. That Murdaugh was able to carry out the alleged fraud for so long without being caught raises many questions. One of the main questions being: How did Murdaugh avoid detection from PMPED, banking institutions and the clients from whom he allegedly stole legal settlement proceeds?”
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