On Thursday, July 20, 2017 O.J. Simpson was granted parole which means he will be a free man as early as October 1.
Even though Simpson still owes millions of dollars from a 1997 civil lawsuit, in which he was found liable for the wrongful deaths of his ex-wife Nicole Brown and Ronald Goldman, and ordered to pay $33.5 million in damages to the victims’ families, he will probably be quite comfortable financially when he is released from jail from pensions that may pay out more than $25,000 per month.
According to the United States law, legal analysts say that none of Simpson’s pension income can be taken away to pay off the civil ruling against him. David Cook, an attorney who represents Ron Goldman’s father said “Pensions are bullet proof, they are nearly impossible to topple and this is frustrating.”
OJ Simpson was sentenced to 33 years in prison, with a nine-year minimum, he has already served more than eight years.