LAS VEGAS — O.J. Simpson will stay in Florida following his parole from a Nevada jail the place the previous soccer star and movie star felony defendant has been held for the previous 9 years after a theft conviction, his lawyer stated Friday.
Lawyer Malcolm LaVergne didn’t specify the place Simpson would reside in Florida, though Tom Scotto, an in depth pal who lives in Naples, Florida, has provided his house.
“He’s going to Florida,” LaVergne stated. “There’s little question he’s going to Florida.”
Scotto didn’t instantly reply to phone, e mail and textual content messages.
A Florida Division of Corrections spokeswoman, Ashley Prepare dinner, stated her company has not acquired a switch request or paperwork about Simpson.
Simpson turns into eligible for launch Sunday however LaVergne stated he doesn’t know the place or when it’ll occur.
He expects to study extra when Simpson notifies him that he’s being moved from Lovelock Correctional Middle in northern Nevada.
Launch plans are in movement however have to be finalized for Simpson to be freed, maybe as early as Monday in Las Vegas, Nevada prisons official Brooke Keast stated.
Citing security considerations, Keast stated Friday the plans weren’t being made public.
LaVergne stated he’ll start urgent for solutions if Simpson just isn’t free by Oct. eight.
He stated he spoke with Simpson by phone on Thursday, and he’s enthusiastic about his pending freedom.
“He’s actually wanting ahead to the straightforward pleasures,” LaVergne stated. “Seeing his household on the surface, spending time with them, consuming meals that’s not packaged.”
Simpson needs to eat steak and seafood and get a brand new iPhone, LaVergne advised ABC’s “Good Morning America.”
Simpson gained parole in July after serving 9 years of a attainable 33-yr sentence for his 2008 conviction on armed theft, kidnapping and different expenses.
The conviction got here after a botched effort to retrieve gadgets that Simpson insisted have been stolen after his acquittal within the 1994 killings of his ex-spouse, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her good friend Ronald Goldman in Los Angeles.
Simpson was discovered liable for his or her deaths in a civil case in 1997 and ordered to pay the victims’ households $33.5 million.
A Goldman household lawyer stated the judgment quantity has almost doubled with curiosity through the years to greater than $sixty five million, and he continues to hunt cost.