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** FILE **In this Oct. 3, 2008 file photo, O.J. Simpson reacts as he is found guilty on 12 charges, including felony kidnapping, armed robbery and conspiracy at the Clark County Regional Justice Center in Las Vegas. State authorities are recommending that Simpson and a co-defendant be sentenced to 18 years in prison for the gunpoint robbery and kidnapping of two sports memorabilia dealers, according to documents filed Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2008. (AP Photo/Daniel Gluskoter, Pool, file)

** FILE **In this Oct. 3, 2008 file photo, O.J. Simpson reacts as he is found guilty on 12 charges, including felony kidnapping, armed robbery and conspiracy at the Clark County Regional Justice Center in Las Vegas. State authorities are recommending that Simpson and a co-defendant be sentenced to 18 years in prison for the gunpoint robbery and kidnapping of two sports memorabilia dealers, according to documents filed Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2008. (AP Photo/Daniel Gluskoter, Pool, file)

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