Even in Jail, O.J. Simpson Is in Trouble with the IRS

Posted on Sep 21, 2012

You may have noticed that O.J. Simpson hasn't been in the news much lately, which largely can be attributed to the fact that the former football player currently is in prison—not for the murder of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman, for which he was found innocent at a jury trial, but for the bungled robbery of a sports memorabilia dealer in 2007. Simpson will be eligible for parole in 2017, and he may well wind up serving the rest of his life incarcerated.

You'd think this would be the end of the story, but not in the eyes of the IRS. Apparently, since he has been in jail, Simpson has continued to collect a minimal income, which the government claims amounted to $180,000 between 2007 and 2010. According to the San Jose Mercury News, the IRS has filed a lien against Simpson for the amount of taxes owed, though it's anyone's guess whether that particular bill will be paid soon.

Regardless of what Simpson currently earns, it has been eclipsed not only by current and former IRS tax liens, but by the millions of dollars he owes to the families of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman after their successful civil suit. Since it doesn't appear that the government can do much more to Simpson than it has already, it is unclear how the IRS hopes to collect on its lien, unless it intends to cut in line ahead of the Brown and Goldman families.

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