How OJ Simpson Will Collect $2.7 Million If He’s Paroled & Why No One Can Come After It
In a little over a week, former NFL running back O.J. Simpson might be walking the streets once again after serving less than a third of his sentence.
“He’s the kind of person who gets paroled,” Las Vegas criminal defense attorney Daniel Hill told he The Daily Express. “He has done a significant amount of time and, by all accounts, hasn’t caused any problems.”
The former American football star could be released exactly nine years into his 33-year sentence after he was jailed for a string of crimes, including armed robbery and kidnapping in 2008. And waiting for him on the other side of those prison bars is his multi-million dollar NFL pension.
..and get this: Nobody can take it from him.
“Nicknamed ‘The Juice’, the disgraced star is reported to have amassed a fortune while behind bars thanks to his NFL pension.
The convict reportedly receives almost £20,000 a month while serving his sentence at the Lovelock Correctional Centre in Nevada.
Amounting to £240,000 a year, he will have an estimated fortune of £2.16 million by the time of his expected release.
But under the America’s Employee Retirement Income Security Act the fund cannot be touched by creditors despite Simpson owing almost £27 million.
The bereaved families of murdered lovers Mr Goldman and Ms Brown launched a civil suit against the football player in 1997 after the shock not-guilty verdict.
A judge awarded the then-record amount of $33.5 million – equating to roughly £27 million – after a civil jury found Simpson liable for their deaths.
Despite the landmark damages, the families claim they have seen only a “mere fraction” of the amount.”