Florida AG Hopes OJ Simpson Will Take Up Residence Elsewhere

OJ Simpson is now a free man, and the race to score the first ‘exclusive’ interview is in full swing. Whether that will come to pass or not remains to be seen, but you can be sure the wheels are in motion to make that happen. For Simpson’s part, he has previously indicated that he wants to stay out of the spotlight and head home. As the Daily Mail shares, he may not be all that welcome in his former home, at least as far as Florida attorney general Pam Bondi is concerned.

Bondi doesn’t want Simpson back in Florida, and she’s doing her best to get others to see things her way.

“In a letter to Florida's Department of Corrections on Friday, Pam Bondi urged its secretary to tell officials in Nevada - where Simpson remains incarcerated - that it does not want him to become a resident,” the Mail reports. “She used the 1994 murders of Simpson's ex-wife Nicole Brown and her friend Ron Goldman, which Simpson was criminally acquitted of but found liable for in subsequent civil lawsuits, among her reasons why he should not be allowed to settle in the Sunshine State. Another was a previous conviction for speeding in his powerboat in a manatee zone.”

It’s unclear if anything will come of this or if it’s just an attempt by Bondi to boost her personal profile. Either way, we’ll consider it unlikely that the state would completely bar Simpson from taking up residence there. Back in July, the state's Department of Corrections was singing a different tune.

“We are aware of his potential relocation to Florida. Pursuant to the Interstate Commission on Adult Offender Supervision, if Nevada’s request meets all criteria, Florida must accept the transfer,” a letter read in part. “As is the case with any offender who transfers under this routine procedure, he will be assigned a Florida probation officer and will be supervised in accordance with the conditions of his parole.”

That seems to be the most likely outcome here, but we’ll also assume there will be residents that take umbrage with Simpson calling the Sunshine State home. He’s forever tainted by the so-called ‘Trial of the Century.’ While he was never found criminally liable for the deaths of ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her acquaintance, Ron Goldman, a civil jury saw things differently. The fact that he was unable to remain out of trouble only exacerbates the fact that he’s a polarizing figure, to say the least.

As for where he is right about now, things are hush hush at the moment.

“All information related to Simpson’s whereabouts is confidential until (Monday) at the earliest,” Simpson’s attorney, Malcolm LaVergne, responded via text message.

The prison was obviously attempting to avoid a media circus by releasing him in the middle of the night. We’ll consider it mission accomplished for the Lovelock Correctional Center in Nevada, but others shouldn’t misinterpret that as a lack of interest. Once word leaks out about where Simpson is, we can expect the media to descend on that location en masse.

Source: Daily Mail, HuffPost
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