Disgraced Pro Football Hall of Famer O.J. Simpson has been under increased scrutiny in light of his being granted parole for a 2007 armed robbery he was convicted of organizing. In particular, the matter of the millions he owes in a civil wrongful death judgment for causing the deaths of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ron Goldman, has come up quite a bit.
Since Simpson was acquitted of criminal charges, the victims’ families, particularly Goldman’s, have long viewed collecting as the only way to properly punish him. Unfortunately for the Goldmans, Simpson moved to Florida in advance of the lawsuit, and as a result, the Sunshine State’s laws that specifically protect things like pensions made it incredibly difficult for them to get anything out of him.
However, the New York Post reported on Monday that there may be a new red flag in the Simpson family’s finances. In the last two years, O.J.’s now-grown children with Nicole, Sydney and Justin, have bought 13 different properties without mortgages. Both are homeowners, but both of their personal dwellings, unlike the new acquisitions, do have mortgages.
It doesn’t appear that the Simpsons have the cash to buy the buildings, so learning where the money came from and whether O.J. was involved could become a priority for the Goldman family’s attorneys. The real estate holdings in question were purchased for a total of $549,100 between Justin and Sydney’s companies.
The Simpsons did not respond to the Post’s requests for comment, while the lawyer for Fred Goldman, Ron’s father, said that “[their] loss is no greater than Fred’s, but Fred’s loss should be no greater than theirs.” Sydney and Justin did not appear at their father’s parole hearing, and neither did their half-brother Jason. Of the children, only Jason’s sister Arnell was present.
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