LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — O.J. Simpson has been granted an early release from parole, according to the Nevada Division of Parole and Probation. Simpson had been on parole since Oct. 1, 2017, and was due for release on Feb. 9, 2022.
Simpson served time for his role in a 2007 botched robbery of the Palace Station Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. In the robbery, Simpson was allegedly trying to get back memorabilia. On Oct. 4, 2008, Simpson was found guilty of armed robbery and kidnapping, and was sentenced to 33 years in prison. He was granted parole and released in 2017.
Simpson’s most famous legal troubles preceded the 2007 armed robbery. The former football star was put on trial for the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman and was found not guilty in 1995. Simpson has remained in the public eye, frequently posting comments on social media about various news events. He lives in Las Vegas.
“In accordance with NRS 213.1543, the Division of Parole and Probation submitted an early discharge request to the Nevada Board of Parole Commissioners for Mr. Simpson, as required by statute,” according to today’s statement.
“On Nov. 30, 2021, upon the written recommendation of the Division of Parole and Probation and in accordance with NRS 213.1543, the Nevada Board of Parole Commissioners conducted an Early Discharge hearing for Mr. Simpson. A decision to grant early discharge from parole was ratified on Dec. 6, 2021. Per NRS 213.1543, the Board awarded credits in an amount equal to the time remaining on the sentence to reduce the sentence to time served.”