Jeanne Seckinger grew up in Hampton County and graduated from Wade Hampton High School. She attended the University of South Carolina in Columbia where she graduated with a BS in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting.
Jeanne is the CFO of The Parker Law Group – the law firm formerly known as PMPED – and will likely play a key role in the upcoming murder trial of accused killer, Alex Murdaugh.
Jeanne and her husband have owned and operated a logging company since 1991. She and her husband have two children and six grandchildren.
Jeanne Seckinger testified under oath in the trial of Russell Laffitte that she called Murdaugh the morning of the murders to discuss “fees from the case with Wilson” and that he insisted the money was in Wilson’s trust account. Murdaugh then “abruptly end(ed) the conversation” after receiving a call his father was in hospice.
According to an indictment from the South Carolina statewide grand jury (.pdf), Murdaugh previously convinced Wilson to write him three checks totaling $792,000 between March and July of 2021 for his share of the legal fees on a case they were working together.
Murdaugh told Wilson he was “going to structure his fees in part because of possible civil liability” related to the 2019 boat crash involving his late son.
The boat crash case – which you can read more about here and here – is the moment the “House of Murdaugh,” a crumbling legal dynasty which enjoyed near-dictatorial power over a five-county region in the southernmost tip of South Carolina for decades, began to collapse.
According to state prosecutors, “staff at PMPED started to make inquiries to (Wilson) and Murdaugh about disbursement of the legal fees,” at which point Murdaugh told Wilson he needed to “return the $792,000 to the (Wilson)’s trust account” so it could be reimbursed to the firm.
This is the reason Murdaugh needed money from the bank …
This news outlet previously reported that as early as April 2021, the statewide grand jury was already investigating Murdaugh’s finances. Readers will also recall that three days after the murders – on June 10, 2021 – Murdaugh was scheduled to appear in court to disclose his finances in response to a subpoena tied to the boat crash case.
Was June 7, 2021 the moment everything finally caught up with Alex Murdaugh?
Grew up in Hampton County
Graduated from Wade Hampton High School
Attended the University of South Carolina
CFO for The Parker Law Group (formerly PMPED)
Owns logging company with her husband, Joseph “Bobo” Seckinger