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BEAUFORT, SC (WSAV) – Cory Fleming’s license to practice law was suspended by the South Carolina Supreme Court back in October. Now the Beaufort attorney is no longer allowed to practice law in Georgia either.

Fleming allegedly helped Alex Murdaugh siphon millions of dollars in Gloria Satterfield’s illegal death settlement.

A Jan. 11 Georgia Supreme Court order issued an emergency suspension of Fleming’s license. Following his provisional suspension in South Carolina, he voluntarily filed a petition on the matter, according to the order.

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At the time of his suspension in South Carolina, Fleming had been sued by the estate of Satterfield, who was the Murdaugh family’s longtime housekeeper. She died in 2018 after a fall accident at the Murdaugh home.

Gloria Satterfield (L) Maggie and Alex Murdaugh (R)

Apparently, at the recommendation of Alex Murdaugh, Fleming represented the Satterfield family so they could fairly sue Murdaugh for insurance money.

However, the estate said they never received the more than $4 million due to them. They claimed the money went to a shell account set up by Murdaugh instead.

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Fleming’s law practice eventually settled with the Satterfield family.

Fleming claimed he was unaware of the misallocated funds until recently and blamed Murdaugh for the scheme.