Sunday, September 16, 2007

Shades Of Al Capone

Just a quick note but when I saw that OJ Simpson had just been arrested in Las Vegas for allegedly being involved in a hotel room armed break in, thoughts of Al Capone came to mind. I am sure you remember that Capone, who was widely believed to be among Chicago's top mob guys as well as the architect of the St Valentines Day Massacre, was the original "Teflon Don" when it came to being jailed for his crimes. It took something as innocuous as tax evasion to finally put him away.

Other than the 12 that sat on O.J.'s jury that acquitted him, most everyone believed that O.J. fatally stabbed his former wife and her companion but will it take something such as a hotel room break-in to finally put him behind bars? Looks like it's time to fire up the dream team again...

UPDATE: Prosecutors are planning to charge Simpson with two counts of robbery with use of a deadly weapon, conspiracy to commit robbery, burglary with a deadly weapon, two counts of assault with a deadly weapon and coercion. The charges of robbery with use of a deadly weapon could bring a sentence of up to 35 years in prison for each count. Not quite what he deserves but it's a start.

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