O J Simpson

O.J. Simpson’s request to be freed on bail denied

O.J. Simpson’s request to be freed on bail deniedWashington, Sep 5 : Convicted felon O. J. Simpson’s request to be freed on bail, as he appeals his kidnap and robbery conviction, has been denied by a court in Nevada.

Simpson, 62, is currently serving a minimum of nine years in prison after he was found guilty of masterminding a heist on two sports memorabilia dealers’ hotel room in September 2007, reports Contactmusic.

O.J. Simpson’s former criminal attorney calls him ‘sociopath’

O.J. SimpsonWashington, Jan 15 : O. J. Simpson's former criminal attorney, Robert Shapiro, has revealed that he thinks the retired American football player is a sociopath.

Shapiro, who had led the "Dream Team" in 1994-95 that got Simpson acquitted of double murder, was asked about his former client at Mickey Rourke's party.

"He's a sociopath," Fox News quoted him as saying.

Shapiro was told that F. Lee Bailey was still defending Simpson, who is presently in prison, though not for murder, and also asked if he had always thought Simpson was a sociopath.

Simpson accomplices get probation

Simpson accomplices get probationLos Angeles  - Four days after OJ Simpson was sentenced to up to 33 years in prison on armed robbery and kidnapping charges, four of his former co-defendants were sentenced to probation after taking plea deals and testifying against him.

Michael McClinton, Walter Alexander, Charles Ehrlich and Charles Cashmore were all with Simpson in October 2007 when he barged into a Las Vegas Hotel room, where he threatened two sports memorabilia dealers whom he believed had property stolen from him.

O.J. Simpson gets 33yrs in prison for hotel robbery

Washington, Dec 6 : Retired American football player O. J. Simpson has been sentenced to 33-year in prison for his role in an armed robbery in a Las Vegas hotel.

Simpson, 61, was sentenced on December 5 in Las Vegas.

Judge Jackie Glass rejected his five-minute plea for leniency and for having made a stupid mistake, and his apology for the same.

“It was much more than stupidity,” CBS News quoted Glass as saying.

Simpson kept insisting that he was simply trying to retrieve sports memorabilia and other mementos, including his first wife''s wedding ring, from two dealers when he stormed the hotel room on September 13 last year.

Crime finally catches up with OJ Simpson

Crime finally catches up with OJ SimpsonLos Angeles  - Crime finally caught up with OJ Simpson Friday as the former American football star, controversially acquitted of the 1994 murder of his wife and her friend, was sentenced to between nine and 33 years in jail for his part in an armed robbery and kidnapping case in Las Vegas last year.

An ashen-faced Simpson, his hands in chains, looked stunned as Judge Jackie Glass of the Clark County District Court in Nevada read out the complicated sentence. Lawyers for the 61-year-old one-time American football star and actor, said in the live broadcast from the courtroom that they would appeal.

O.J. Simpson gets prison term for robbery

O.J. Simpson gets prison term for robberyLAS VEGAS, Dec. 5  -- O. J. Simpson was sentenced to at least nine years in a Nevada prison Friday for holding up two sports memorabilia dealers at gunpoint in a Las Vegas hotel.

The 61-year-old former football star apologized tearfully, telling a judge he did not realize he was doing anything illegal, the Las Vegas Sun reported. He has consistently said that he was trying to recover his own property.

Simpson facing 18 years in jail at Friday sentencing

Los Angeles  - Prosecutors will ask a judge on Friday to sentence former American football star OJ Simpson to 18 years in prison for his part in an armed robbery and kidnapping case last year in Las Vegas, according to court papers released Wednesday.

Simpson, 61, was found guilty in October on 12 charges stemming from the incident in which he and his cohorts used guns to force two sports memorabilia dealers to hand over a number of items that Simpson believed had been stolen from him.

In pre-sentencing papers, Simpson attorney Gabriel Grasso argued that Simpson should receive the minimum sentence of six years in prison. Prosecutors asked for 18 years.

O.J. Simpson convicted himself by his words in videotapes: Jury

Ex-US football star O J SimpsonNew York, October 6 : The judges presiding over the hearing on former American football player O. J. Simpson’s trial regarding the botched gunpoint memorabilia heist in a Sin City hotel room said Sunday night that the Juice convicted himself with his own words.

The panel said that the secretly recorded tapes had sealed Simpson’s fate.

"The laws that were laid out were the laws. And they were clearly broken," the New York Daily News quoted juror Dora Pettit as saying.

O.J. Simpson ‘hired private eye to bug Nicole Brown’

New York, October 23 : A private detective who worked for O. J. Simpson has alleged that the former American football star once hired high-profile Los Angeles private investigator Anthony Pellicano to bug and harass his late ex-wife Nicole Brown.

"I know for a fact that Nicole Brown Simpson was a victim of stalking and that her cars and residence had been wiretapped," the New York Daily News quoted Bill Pavelic, the lead investigator for Simpson's defense team during his criminal trial for the murders of Nicole and Ron Goldman, as saying.

‘If I Did It’ ghost-writer still thinks Simpson is a murderer

Washington, September 21 : The ghost-writer who worked on former American football star O. J. Simpson’s book ‘If I Did It’ has revealed that he himself holds the ‘Naked Gun’ star guilty for his wife’s murder.

Pablo Fenjves says that right before he had started co-writing the book, he had told Simpson that he always believed he was responsible for the murders.

"He knew that I thought he was guilty," Contactmusic quoted him as saying.

The writer also said that he is not surprised that Simpson has lately been accused of staging an armed robbery in a hotel suite in Las Vegas.

"It really doesn't surprise me that he thinks the rules do not apply to him," he said.

O. J. Simpson denies robbing sports memorabilia dealer

Washington, September 19 : Former American football star O.J. Simpson has denied that he robbed a sports memorabilia dealer at a hotel recently.

He pleaded his innocence, saying that the memorabilia in question was already stolen stuff.

"Everybody knows this is stolen stuff. Not only wasn't there a break-in, but Thomas Riccio (the auction house owner) escorted us up to the room. In any event, it's stolen stuff that's mine. Nobody was roughed up,” Contactmusic quoted him as saying.

"I'm O.J. Simpson. How am I going to rob somebody and get away with it? This is somebody going to get his private (belongings) back. That's it. That's not robbery. I don't hang out with gangsters; I hang out with golfers," he added.

Simpson charged with kidnapping too

Washington, September 19 : Former American football star O.J. Simpson has been charged with kidnapping and seven other felony counts in connection with an alleged armed robbery of sports merchandise in Las Vegas.

The 60-year-old star will face these charges, along with a misdemeanour, in the court on Wednesday morning.

The new charges are distinct from the original six counts levelled against Simpson, when he was booked into jail on Sunday.

Prosecutors announced on Tuesday that the charge of kidnapping with a deadly weapon had been added.

Simpson may face 30 years in prison on each robbery count should he be convicted, reports People magazine.

O. J. Simpson’s robbery tape leaks on the internet

Washington, September 18: An audiotape featuring former American football star O. J. Simpson’s alleged armed standoff in a hotel room in Las Vegas has been leaked on the internet.

The 60-year-old was arrested on Sunday in connection with an armed raid at the Palace Station Hotel and Casino.

According to reports, Simpson and his five associates are thought to be part of a group interested in purchasing memorabilia items from collector Alfred Beardsley.

The tape has been recorded by Thomas Riccio, co-owner of the auction house Universal Rarities.

"Think you can steal my s**t and sell it?" Contactmusic quoted Simpson as being heard in the tape obtained by TMZ.com.

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