O. J. Simpson must give any money a Florida lawyer is holding for him to the family of murder victim Ronald Goldman to satisfy a multimillion-dollar wrongful death judgment, says a Calfornia judge’s ruling reported by the Associated Press. Leonardo Starke is believed to be holding about $3,500 for Simpson in Florida, where the former football star now lives.
The amount is small, but the ruling could have broader implications for the Goldman family, which has tried for a decade to collect a $33.5 million judgment against Simpson. Virtually none of the money has been collected, and the family has accused Simpson of trying to conceal his income. Simpson has maintained his innocence since his 1995 acquittal in the killings of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ronald Goldman. Goldman’s family also been pursuing money from Simpson’s canceled book, “If I Did It,” in which Simpson explains how he might have committed the killings. It was not released because of public outrage.