Why OJ Simpson is expected to be paroled this week

Posted July 18, 2017

Simpson has served almost nine years in prison following the armed robbery at the Palace Station hotel-casino in Las Vegas in September 2007.

Galanter said that at a 2013 hearing, Simpson received parole for some of his charges, including the armed robbery conviction.

Simpson was sentenced in December 2008 to 33 years in prison with a minimum of nine years before he would be eligible for parole.

If all goes the way Simpson is hoping, he could be released as early as October 1.

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Simpson was convicted of trying to take pieces of sports memorabilia he claimed were stolen from him.

He was one of the world's most famous people even before his 1995 trial and acquittal in the killings of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ronald Goldman.

In Simpson's case, the parole board meeting will be considering several factors before making a definitive statement about whether they will grant him parole. "Parole in the state of Nevada is really based on how you behave in prison, and by all accounts he's been a model prisoner".

When asked about Simpson's financial situation, Scotto said Simpson still has money from a personal pension in which Simpson invested $5 million many years ago, a Screen Actors Guild pension from his acting and producing credits and his National Football League pension that pays $1,700 a month. Scotto and Simpson have known each other for years.

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The four board members considering Simpson's case can free him by a simple majority vote.

"O.J. just feels the media is working against him, the hype is working against him", he said.

He told Page Six, "The Juice is sweating it over the parole hearing".

O.J. Simpson returns to the courtroom after a lunch break during the fifth day of an evidentiary hearing in Clark County District Court on May 17, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Scotto said he has visited Simpson in Lovelock every two months and the two speak by phone regularly. The heavy Simpson was found guilty of armed robbery and kidnapping.

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