O.J Simpson free on parole
Turned on CNBC and thought it was 1994 when I saw O.J on television.
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I remember him saying say he will hunt for the killer(s) of his former wife. Then someone said he should look in the mirror to find the killer.
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Jul 21st, 2017 1:03 am
The victims was rewarded a big settlement but got very little from the judgement since OJ was able to hide most of his assets.blaznazn22 wrote: ↑Jul 20th, 2017 11:44 pmOJ Simpson such a wierd story. He lost all his money, all $50M in lawsuits filed by victim family. How much is one person worth?? I'm pretty sure neither OJ Simpson wife or the guy she was banging were worth anywhere near that amount of money. Even if they worked 10 lifetimes. Then you see the US government go onto foreign soil, kill innocent civilians and get away with paying $5000. Hypocritical double standards.
Even if a Nevada parole board rules that O.J. Simpson has paid his debt to society for his armed-robbery caper, he’ll still owe a massive civil judgment involving the two 1994 murders to which he’ll forever be connected.
The Juice has made barely a “dent” in the $33.5 million debt that a Southern California civil jury ordered him to pay to the families of slain ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her pal Ron Goldman. O.J. was acquitted of their deaths at criminal trial but found liable in civil court.
Lawyers chasing Simpson’s millions say his financial team has been masterful in shielding his assets from collection.
The biggest problem is that nearly all of the money is sitting in pension funds immune from judgments.
After an initial raid to seize valuables from Simpson’s home in 1997, lawyers for Goldman’s family have been the most aggressive in squeezing The Juice.
Goldman’s relatives have attacked Simpson’s movie royalties, secured rights to his book “If I Did It” and grabbed a handful of small bank accounts that came to their attention.
David Cook — a collection lawyer for Ron’s dad, Fred Goldman — would only say Wednesday that Simpson has so far yielded in the “six digits.” In 2014, Ron’s sister Kim Goldman said O.J. has paid less than 1 percent of his civil debt.
“I have a difficult job,” Cook told The Post Wednesday. “My job is to collect on his civil judgment and not let the flame of Ron Goldman’s memory go out.”
Jul 21st, 2017 8:25 am
Ya, unfortunately the bulk of his assets / money is tied up in Pension Funds, which are exempt from seizure.
Was it not these same valuables... Sports Memorabilia, that led to Simpson's armed robbery heist / arrest in Las Vegas? Which led to jail time?After an initial raid to seize valuables from Simpson's home in 1997, lawyers from Goldman's family have been the most aggressive in squeezing The Juice
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From USA Today:
A “cruise ship with barbed wire” is how a retired correctional officer describes the prison where O.J. Simpson has been for almost nine years.
Simpson is set to appear before the Nevada Board of Parole Thursday and could be released from prison as soon as Oct. 1. But Jeffrey Felix, a retired correctional officer, said Simpson’s life is more than tolerable at Lovelock Correctional Center.
“Inmates in Nevada have a saying, ‘Lovelock is easy time,’ ” Felix told USA TODAY Sports. “I mean, that prison is not like a normal prison. The food at Lovelock is very good. That prison is super duper clean.’’
The amenities at the medium-security prison include a gym, softball field, volleyball courts and ping pong, according to Felix, who said inmates also have access to movies and cable TV.
“There’s plenty for him to do at that prison and he’s always happy,’’ said Felix, who retired from the Lovelock prison in 2015 after 20 years at the facility. “O.J.’s been happy there since day one. He’s always in a good mood, always laughing, always telling jokes.’’
Simpson voiced no complaints about life in Lovelock during a 2013 parole hearing — when he was granted parole for kidnapping and lesser counts stemming from the holdup — even though he said he found the crimes committed by the majority of his fellow inmates to be “distasteful.’’
“To some degree I feel lucky that I ended up here,’’ Simpson told parole board members. “…And to some extent as distasteful the majority of the crimes are that’s here, I find that there’s no stress. I find that there’s virtually no gang activity happening here. And honestly I feel respected to some degree by most of the inmates here.’’
At the time, Simpson said, he was working in the gym and responsible for disinfecting workout equipment and mopping floors. He also said he was coaching sports teams and umpiring game and counseled other inmates.
“I’m sure the powers here know that I advise a lot of guys,’’ he said, “and I like to feel that I’ve kept a lot of trouble from happening since I’ve been here by getting involved in some of the conflicts that some of the individuals here have had.’’
But Simpson noted he had missed the funeral of his sister Carmelita Durio in 2009, missed the college graduation of his two youngest children — Sydney and Justin — and missed many birthday celebrations.
Of the five years he had spent in prison to that point, Simpson said, “They’ve been somewhat illuminating at times and painful at times.’’
Simpson also told parole board members that he had no writeups for behavior violations and Felix said that’s still the case. At the time of the hearing, Simpson recalled his arrival at Lovelock.
“I gave them my word that I would try to be or would be the best prisoner they’ve ever had here,’’ he said. “And I think for the most part I’ve kept my word on that.
“I’ve not had any incidents despite all the stories in the tabloids and everything. I haven’t had one incident since I’ve been here.’’
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Jeffery Felix has been chastized for his book. He was called a "fraud" by the lawyers. His relationship with OJ Simpson was that of a guard working in the canteen and a prisoner buying something there.
I am not sure you realize what Simpson was in jail for. He was acquitted of murder charges.
Jul 22nd, 2017 11:51 am
just to be clear, he was found not guilty in the criminal court. a verdict of not guilty is not the same as innocent...legally speaking. he was however found liable for the deaths in the civil suit against him.ConsoleWatcher wrote: ↑Jul 21st, 2017 2:56 pmRemembet that because the courts found him innocent of the murders (the civil cases do not impact the decision) the parole board probably wasn't even allowed to consider them (which makes sense; if the courts said "he didn't do it" why should they be allowed to dispute that?). The decision to grant parole under the circumstances was not ususual.