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OJ Simpson sitting on millions


Jarrod Sierocki

OJ Simpson has been granted parole and will be released from prison in October after nine years in jail.

OJ Simpson was granted parole.

FORMER NFL star OJ Simpson will be released from prison after being granted parole overnight, and he’s not exactly going to walk out poor.

The 70-year-old will be a free man from October 1 after serving nine years of a 33-year jail term for kidnapping and armed robbery.

He was convicted of leading a group of four men — two of whom were armed — to storm a Las Vegas hotel in 2007 to steal sports memorabilia he says belonged to him.

But while Simpson has spent the best part of a decade behind bars, unlike most convicted criminals, his bank balance is still going to look pretty healthy.

One of Simpson’s close friends, Tom Scotto, told USA Today the ex-football star already has a sizeable pension after investing $5 million in a fund — run by the Screen Actors Guild — many years ago. How much that pension is worth today is known only by Simpson and…

Read the full article at: http://www.news.com.au/sport/sports-life/what-will-oj-simpsons-finances-look-like-after-he-leaves-prison/news-story/291560222b5474fca27f0180882faf60

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