Attorneys Eric Bland and Ronnie Richter of Bland Richter Law Firm have released a response to the sentencing of Cory Fleming, who pleaded guilty of conspiracy to commit fraud. Fleming conspired with Alex Murdaugh to take money from the estate of Murdaugh’s former housekeeper, Gloria Satterfield. Bland and Richter represent the Satterfield family.
“I have mixed feelings about Corey Fleming getting sentenced. On the one hand, I am happy that a lawyer, who put himself over the needs of his clients and betrayed their trust is held accountable. On the other hand, I am sad because Corey Flemming’s actions stained our profession and caused lasting damage. But in the end, justice was done and our system worked. Attorneys like Mr. Fleming will continue to pay the price for their criminal acts. Rule of law inevitably will win. Can’t out run it forever.”
“Hate the sin and not the sinner. I don’t hate Cory Fleming – but I sure don’t like what he did to the Satterfields. Crime always runs ahead of justice, but crime is a sprinter and justice is built for the long run. “