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Topic - Linda Marie Bell
Looks like O.J. Simpson will stay in jail a while longer. A judge just denied his request for a new trial for his 2008 convictions for robbery and kidnapping that led to his 33-year sentence.
O.J. Simpson won a small victory Wednesday in his bid for freedom as Nevada granted him parole on some of his convictions in a 2008 kidnapping and armed robbery involving the holdup of two sports memorabilia dealers at a Las Vegas hotel room.
The 65-year-old former football star is serving nine to 33 years in a Nevada prison after a jury found him guilty in 2008 of leading the gunpoint robbery of two sports memorabilia dealers in a Las Vegas hotel room. Simpson wants a new trial because he says his longtime lawyer from Miami, Yale Galanter, failed to disclose that he knew about the plan in advance, told Simpson it was legal and provided bad advice at trial.
"Girls Gone Wild" founder Joe Francis beat the house Wednesday in a criminal case over a $2.5 million Las Vegas casino debt.
"All grounds in the petition lack merit and, consequently, are denied," Clark County District Judge Linda Marie Bell said.
"The presumption of fraud does not apply," Clark County District Court Judge Linda Marie Bell said in the ruling. "Mr. Francis had sufficient funds in his account to cover the marker at the time it was issued."