LOS ANGELES, Dec. 12 (Xinhua) -- One of the victims
in a 2007 Las Vegas armed robbery that resulted in former football star O.J.
Simpson's conviction was ordered Friday to turn over Simpson's Pro Football Hall
of Fame ring.
Alfred Beardsley, a former friend of Simpson, was
allegedly given the ring by the 61-year-old Simpson in exchange for altering his
testimony in the armed-robbery case, which had been tried recently in Las Vegas.
A Los Angeles judge Friday ordered Beardsley to turn
over the ring within a week to help satisfy a 33.5-million-U.S.-dollar civil
court judgment against Simpson. The former football star was sentenced last week
to at least nine years in prison for the robbery in a Las Vegas hotel about one
Beardsley was called into court by attorneys for Fred
Goldman, whose son Ron Goldman was stabbed to death in 1994 alongside Simpson's
ex-wife Nicole Brown. Simpson was acquitted in criminal court in 1995 but lost a
civil wrongful death suit in 1997.
Goldman attorney David Cook filed papers saying
Beardsley knows about property belonging to Simpson that could be applied toward
the wrongful death judgment.
The attorney also states that Beardsley may have
control over some of Simpson's property, including the Pro Football Hall of Fame
However, Beardsley refused to answer questions about
the ring at the court, and his attorney told reporters outside the court that
his client did not have the ring and "can't turn over something he doesn't
O.J. Simpson faces spartan prison as lawyers appeal
BEIJING, Dec. 8 -- In the harsh light of the morning after his sentencing, O.J. Simpson's future was clear on Saturday. His new home will be a prison cell in the Nevada desert with his door to freedom hinging on an appeal of a trial that his lawyers say was filled with errors.
"This is not a frivolous appeal," Simpson's lawyer Yale Galanter said. "There were some grave errors made by Judge (Jackie) Glass, and we think they are strong enough to overturn the conviction. We also think we have a shot at bail." Full story
O.J. Simpson sentenced to lengthy prison term
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 5 (Xinhua) -- O.J. Simpson, a former football star acquitted of murder by a jury 14 years ago, was sentenced on Friday to at least nine years in prison for the kidnapping and robbery last year of two sports memorabilia dealers in Las Vegas.
Under the sentence handed down by Judge Jackie Glass at Clark County District Court in Las Vegas, Simpson, 61, would be eligible for parole in 2017. The maximum time he could serve is 33 years, at which time he would be 94 years old.
Simpson case: memorabilia dealer sues for fraud
BEIJING, Feb. 27 (Xinhuanet) -- A memorabilia dealer who initially said he was robbed at gunpoint by Simpson during a deal gone wrong says he was set up and defrauded by Thomas Riccio and is now suing the collectibles broker.
"Mr. Beardsley feels the whole thing was set up by Mr. Riccio, and he was lured out there to a false news event," said Jack Neil Swickard, a lawyer in Newport Beach, California, who filed the lawsuit Tuesday."It's upset him and he thinks it's wrong."
O.J. Simpson back home on $250,000 bail
BEIJING, Jan. 18 (Xinhuanet) -- O.J. Simpson, the former U.S. football star acquitted of murdering his wife, returned home in Miami on Thursday though district judge doubled his bail to 250,000 U.S. dollars Wednesday.
Tom Scotto, Simpson's friend, raised Simpson's bail with four other friends. Scotto greeted Simpson after his arrival at Miami International Airport and escorted him to a waiting sport utility vehicle.