20 Year Old Theft Case Re-opened
The LAPD has obtained a search warrant to check the phone records of a man they believe stole OJ Simpson’s Heisman Trophy from USC’s Heritage Hall in 1994.
Theft of Heisman Trophy and Jersey
The trophy, awarded to Simpson in 1968, along with the former NFL star’s #32 jersey was stolen from the campus’ display case over twenty years ago. According to the celebrity news site TMZ, the case was cold until a man recently called the school. He claimed he bought the trophy from a friend years ago and had called USC to make sure it was authentic.
USC was able to determine it was the actual trophy that had been stolen. But investigators aren’t buying the man’s story, and believe him to be the actual thief. They went to court last month to obtain a warrant to be able to track down the suspect and retrieve the items. But allegedly, the suspect cannot be prosecuted because the statute of limitations has past.
The trophy in question actually belongs to the college. Simpson sold his own trophy for $255,500 in order to partially pay off the $33 million civil judgment he received for the wrongful death of wife Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman.
The New York Athletic Club awards the Heisman trophy gong every year to the player deemed college football’s best player.
Working with a Theft Attorney
If you’ve been wrongly accused of theft, you should immediately contact a criminal defense lawyer.
Source: NBC Los Angeles, Search Warrant Obtained in OJ Simpson Heisman Trophy Theft, January 6, 2015
The Law Office of Peter Berlin – Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney
16130 Ventura Boulevard, Suite 570, Los Angeles, CA 91436