A newly uncovered audiotape has revealed that O.J. Simpson may be hiding assets in an offshore account, perhaps to avoid paying the over $30 million in civil damages he owes the families of Ron Goldman and Nicole Brown Simpson, who were murdered together in 1994.
The former football star was granted parole in July, and could be released from prison as early as Monday. He has been serving a sentence for a Las Vegas armed robbery conviction in 2008. Simpson was convicted of robbing a friend and memorabilia dealer, Bruce Fromong, at gunpoint in a Vegas hotel room.
Fromong has since said he has forgiven Simpson, and he testified on his behalf at his parole hearing.
But it’s Fromong’s words that could lead to Simpson’s next crisis, if it’s true that he is hiding money owed to the murder victims’ families.
DailyMailTV has obtained an audio recording of Fromong just after the armed robbery. He is reporetdly speaking to fellow collector Alfred Beardsley about what had just happened in the Vegas hotel room.
“Nobody puts a gun in my f***ing face. I stood up for the motherf***er (Simpson) while he was in jail, I stood up for him in the press, I stood up for him on the stand.
“I helped him set up his f***ing offshore accounts. Don’t f*** with me. It’s not over. It’s not f***ing over.”
The Goldman family has reportedly had difficulty collecting on the massive settlement, and are expected to pursue it more aggressively once Simpson is a free man and presumably able to generate some kind of income. The Daily Mail reports that the money owed could now be close to $100 million, accounting for interest.
David Cook, a lawyer for the Goldman family told the Daily Mail that Simpson should not expect to get away with hiding any assets.
“Whatever hole Mr Simpson hides his money in, I’ll find it,” Cook said.
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