Russell Laffitte Files Second Motion For New Trial After Murdaugh’s Testimony
Russell Laffitte is accused of assisting Alex Murdaugh in stealing millions of dollars from six of the former lawyer's clients.
An accomplice of Alex Murdaugh and former CEO of Palmetto State Bank filed a second motion for a new trial using Murdaugh’s testimony to prove innocence.
In November of last year, 51-year-old, Russell Laffitte, was convicted on six financial crime charges in connection to Murdaugh’s decade-long corruption schemes. His conviction totaled millions of dollars and a judge denied the initial motion for a new trial.
During Murdaugh’s trial, he took the stand and testified that he did not participate in a conspiracy with Laffitte. Murdaugh took full responsibility for his own actions and also testified that Laffitte did not have any knowledge of his criminal activity.
Laffitte is accused of assisting Murdaugh in stealing millions of dollars from six of the former lawyer’s clients.
The latest motion for a new trial quotes Murdaugh’s testimony as Laffitte continues to claim his innocence.