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New charges filed against O.J. and his gang



Tbdojsimpson102507 As if O.J. Simpson didn’t have enough problems, prosecutors have filed new charges of felony coercion against him and three co-defendants, the AP reports.

That brings the number of charges against him, Clarence Stewart, Michael McClinton and Charles Ehrlich to a total of 12. A revised complaint dropped charges against Walter Alexander and Charles Cashmore, who pleaded guilty to reduced charges in a plea deal to testify against their alleged cohorts in a hearing starting Nov. 8.

The complaint alleges Simpson and Stewart conspired to persuade others to tell authorities that no guns were used in the Sept. 13 confrontation with memorabilia dealers Bruce Fromong and Alfred Beardsley at a room at the Palace Station casino hotel.

Now add in felonies including kidnapping, armed robbery, assault with a deadly weapon, conspiracy and coercion and one gross misdemeanor, conspiracy to commit a crime, and O.J. is likely to go away for a long time. Kidnapping alone carries a max sentence of life with parole. The coercion charge? As many as six years.

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[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:24am]


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