OJ Released – Goldman Waiting
Shortly after midnight in Nevada yesterday, OJ Simpson was quietly released from the Nevada Department of Corrections on parole for his 2007 conviction in armed robbery and kidnapping. While a few friends were waiting for him outside, so was the attorney representing the father of Ron Goldman.
According to attorney David Cook, the one-time $33.5 million Simpson was ordered to pay the Goldman family in the wrongful death suit, has mushroomed to nearly $70 million when interest is added in.
While Simpson was acquitted by a California jury in 1995 in the double murder of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman, a civil jury determined a preponderance of evidence, and held the former NFL star accountable in the deaths. However, Malcolm LaVergne, one of Simpson's attorneys, has stated that, as a retiree, Simpson will not have access to that kind of money for the Goldmans to collect.
Simpson took classes while serving nine years in Nevada, and was released on good behavior.