Judge sets bond for longtime Murdaugh friend, Cory Fleming

Published: Mar. 17, 2022 at 10:50 AM EDT|Updated: Mar. 17, 2022 at 5:33 PM EDT
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (WCSC) - A judge set a bond for suspended Beaufort County attorney Cory Fleming Thursday morning.

Fleming, a longtime friend of Alex Murdaugh, was indicted on 18 charges in connection with the settlement in the death of Murdaugh’s housekeeper.

Judge Alison Lee set Fleming’s bond as a $100,000 surety bond with a 10% cash option.

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Fleming’s attorney, Deborah Barbier, asked Judge Lee for a personal recognizance bond stating Fleming has been suspended from the practice of law and citing his marriage to a public defender.

Lee said the allegations were serious and the bond was appropriate noting she didn’t see Fleming as a flight risk.

As a condition of the bond Fleming had to surrender his passport and agree not to leave the state.

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