- The Washington Times - Monday, March 23, 2009

SANTA ANA, CALIF. (AP) - An attorney for a sports memorabilia collector who was robbed in a Las Vegas hotel room wants the court’s permission to videotape a deposition of O.J. Simpson from a Nevada prison.

The attorney for Alfred Beardsley told an Orange County Superior Court judge on Monday that the former football star could help his client in a lawsuit against Thomas Riccio, who secretly tape-recorded Simpson and others barging into the Palace Station Hotel and Casino in 2007.

Attorney Jack Swickard says Simpson’s deposition could prove that Riccio planned the robbery so he could sell an audio tape of the incident.

Beardsley sued Riccio for fraud, invasion of privacy and emotional distress. He filed the lawsuit in Orange County because Beardsley lived there.

Riccio’s tape helped prosecutors convict Simpson.

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