O.J. Simpson's new lawyer has convinced a Nevada judge to reopen the armed robbery and kidnapping case that's had the disgraced former football star behind bars since 2008.
Patricia Palm is arguing that the original lawyer, Yale Galanter, so badly represented Simpson, that's what led to his conviction with its nine to 33 year sentence.
That conviction has already been upheld by the Nevada Supreme Court, but Clark County District Court Judge Linda Marie Bell still agreed to hear evidence on the issue of Simpson's legal representation and how that impacted the case.
New information has come forward regarding Joran van der Sloot’s attempt to extort money for information leading to the whereabouts of Natalee Holloway’s remains, RadarOnline.com has learned.
Documents released by the U.S. District Court in Alabama detail Joran’s efforts to pocket $250,000.
The sting began when van der Sloot contacted a representative of Beth Holloway’s mom and offered to sell her information about how her daughter died and where her remains could be found, CNN.com is reporting. After alerting the FBI, the Holloway rep met van der Sloot in Aruba and handed over $10,000 in cash.
That was followed by a wire transfer of another $15,000 from “Birmingham, Alabama to the Netherlands,” according to the legal docs.
The FBI funded the sting operation, and the information van der Sloot provided turned out to be false.
Van der Sloot is now under arrest in Peru for the murder of a local woman, Stephany Flores, who died in his hotel room five years to the day after Natalee disappeared in Aruba while on vacation with friends.