Simpson is currently serving out a 33-year sentence at the Lovelock Correctional Center in Nevada. He was found guilty in 2008 of 12 charges; including felony kidnapping, armed robbery and conspiracy. (Photo : Reuters)
Can't the world just leave "The Juice" alone? What did O.J. Simpson ever do to merit such constant intense scrutiny and character assassination? Oh, right. Still, the guy can't even catch a break when he's in jail: Simpson has been hit with yet another tax lien, making his total debt owed to the IRS $515,017.10, according to the Christian Post.
The IRS slammed Simpson, who previously owed $318,566.04, with a fresh lien for the three years between 2007-2010.
According to the Post, Simpson's debt has grown because he failed to pay taxes for a total of four years: 2000 and 2007-2010. Simpson has been in prison since 2010. He is currently serving out a 33-year sentence at the Lovelock Correctional Center in Nevada. Simpson was found guilty in 2008 of 12 charges; including felony kidnapping, armed robbery and conspiracy related to a 2007 confrontation with sports memorabilia dealers in a Las Vegas hotel.
Simpson has struggled financially since 2007 when his assets were frozen in order to pay the family of Ronald Goldman $33.5 million in damages.
"He can no longer move assets around. We think that is very significant," Goldman family lawyer Jonathan Polak told Contactmusic at the time.
The lien of $318,566.06 in taxes was initially filed by the State of California, but he has reportedly failed to make any payments to the government, according to TMZ. The IRS filed the new, third lien in order to collect all the money he owes.
Even in prison, Simpson isn't totally destitute. He still receives an income via his NFL pension, which the IRS may soon begin claiming to start paying off Simpson's massive debt. Simpson also took in some money from his polarizing book, "If I Did It," a book he claimed was a hypothetical, but many viewed as coy confession to the murders of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman.
"It's all blood money, and unfortunately I had to join the jackals," he explained to the Associated Press about writing "If I Did It." "It helped me get out of debt and secure my homestead. I've been pimped for 12 years. Everyone's made money on me."
Surprisingly, even a tacit confession to a double homicide couldn't bring Simpson's finances out of the red. One of his homes was foreclosed on, and the book didn't help him pay his debt the government, or the Goldman family. And it looks like Simpson is still going to need to look for another form of income to pay of is debts. According to the Associated Press, "his NFL pension and Florida home cannot be seized."