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Posted October 2, 2017, 3:52 pm CDT
A lawyer for O.J. Simpson lashed out at Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi on Monday after she opposed the former football star’s move to Florida from Nevada, where he was recently released on parole after serving nine years in prison for armed robbery.
Lawyer Malcolm Lavergne said Simpson is “very, very disturbed” by Bondi’s opposition, the Tampa Bay Times reports. “What a complete stupid b—-. F— her,” Lavergne said of Bondi in an interview with the newspaper. She is “possibly the stupidest person on the planet.”
“She’s the attorney general, she has nothing to do with it,” Lavergne said. “It’s virtually a foregone conclusion that Simpson will be moving to Florida when he chooses and once Nevada approves it. That’s handled by the Nevada Division of Parole and Florida department of corrections, not the attorney general.”
Bondi sent a letter to the Florida Department of Corrections asking the agency to oppose Simpson’s transfer to Florida to serve parole, the Times reported on Friday. “Our state should not become a country club for this convicted criminal,” Bondi wrote.
Bondi said Simpson had a “wanton disregard for the lives of others” and he had a “scofflaw attitude” for “heinous acts for which he has been found civilly liable,” a reference to the 1994 deaths of Simpson’s ex-wife Nicole Brown and her friend, Ron Goldman.
Simpson was acquitted of the murders in 1995, but ordered to pay $33.5 million in a civil suit alleging wrongful death. A lawyer for the Goldman family told CNN he still hopes to collect the judgment, which is now “a touch under $70 million” due to interest.
Simpson was convicted in 2008 for leading a group of armed men into a Las Vegas hotel room of memorabilia dealers and taking some items he said were his.
Lavergne said an interstate compact regarding parolee transfers gives Simpson a right to move to Florida. The compact says states have to accept transfers of parolees who were state residents and who meet other criteria. Simpson had been a Florida resident and his grown children live in that state.
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