It was another groundbreaking week in the ‘Murdaugh Murders’ crime and corruption saga as the federal government filed its first charges against convicted killer Alex Murdaugh. The 22-count, 28-page indictment – which focused exclusively on Murdaugh’s alleged financial crimes – mimicked muck of what the disbarred attorney has already been charged with at the state level. As a result, the filing of the charges set off an acrimonious battle between state and federal prosecutors over how best to proceed with the remaining charges against the Palmetto State’s most notorious criminal.
In other news, our research director Jenn Wood was a one-woman wrecking ball on South Carolina’s probate court system – which is shaping up to be the next big scandal tied to the Palmetto State’s notorious “injustice system.”
Finally, we caught our audience up the latest developments tied to South Carolina’s abortion debate – which is headed back to the state supreme court just five months after justices struck down a 2021 ban on the practice passed by state lawmakers.
Looking ahead, our upcoming ‘Week In Review‘ will be one you won’t want to miss as special projects director Dylan Nolan and I head to the U.S.-Mexican border for a first-person look at America’s escalating immigration crisis.
Catch you next week!
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR …
Will Folks is the founding editor of the news outlet you are currently reading. Prior to founding FITSNews, he served as press secretary to the governor of South Carolina. He lives in the Midlands region of the state with his wife and seven children.
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