Simpson's co-defendants still must pay restitution


The judge who sentenced former football star O.J. Simpson to prison in Nevada told lawyers for several convicted co-defendants who received probation that their clients remain on the hook for restitution to a victim in the case, a court official said.

"They've got until the end of their probations to repay the victim," Clark County District Court spokesman Michael Sommermeyer said.

He spoke after lawyers for former co-defendants Charles Ehrlich, Charles Cashmore and Michael McClinton appeared for a brief hearing Thursday before District Judge Jackie Glass.

McClinton and Bruce Fromong, one of two sports memorabilia dealers robbed at gunpoint in September 2007 at Palace Station, watched from the court audience.

The judge did not say how much each co-defendant owed in restitution.

Glass ruled Dec. 19 that Simpson, Clarence "C.J." Stewart and four men who testified against them at trial were together liable to pay a combined $3,560 in restitution to Fromong for medical bills resulting from the incident.

Simpson and Stewart were convicted last October of 12 felony charges.

Simpson, 62, is serving nine to 33 years in state prison. Stewart, 55, is serving 71/2 to 27 years.

 

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