Simpson could be in trouble if parole authorities believe he got away with murder, a defense lawyer says.
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Now 70, Simpson will have history in his favor and a clean record behind bars as he approaches the nine-year minimum of his 33-year sentence for armed robbery and assault with a weapon.Four other men who went with Simpson to a hotel room to retrieve from two memorabilia dealers sports collectibles and personal items that the former football star said belonged to him took plea deals in the heist and received probation.Another who stood trial with Simpson was convicted and served 27 months before the Nevada Supreme Court ruled that Simpson's fame tainted the jury.The board's decision left Simpson with four years to serve before reaching his minimum time behind bars.Simpson's lawyer, friends and prison officials say that hasn't changed.Scotto said he visits or talks with Simpson every few months.Al Lasso, a Las Vegas defense attorney who has followed the case but does not represent Simpson, said any other defendant in a similar case probably would have gotten probation, not prison.
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