- Jul 9, 2008
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Smith was arrested at his home Friday where, according to prosecutor Creighton Waters at Tuesday afternoon’s bond hearing in Richland County Court, there was “a lot of traffic” going in and out.
In addition to Smith, police arrested another individual on drug charges that night, according to Waters.
Smith stood before Judge Clifton Newman and shuffled and fidgeted for the better part of the hearing. He told Newman that he didn’t have any money.
“Alex Murdaugh got all of that,” he said, referencing the allegedly laundered cash.
Smith’s attorney, Jarrett Bouchette of The Floyd Law Firm in Surfside Beach, South Carolina, asked Newman to consider a personal recognizance bond or a low one within reach of Smith’s budget.
“He’s been cooperating for the better part of a year,” Bouchette said. “He hasn’t exhibited any evidence that he would leave the jurisdiction.”
Newman set a $250,000 surety bond for Smith with the requirement he wear an ankle monitor and submit to drug testing.
For his part, Murdaugh now faces 85 charges — most of which are related to alleged financial schemes in which he is accused of stealing more than $8.4 million from clients
In addition to a new criminal conspiracy charge, Murdaugh faces one count of manufacturing, distributing and possessing Oxycodone.