A judge has ordered former football star OJ Simpson to pay $25,000 in damages for pirating satellite television signals from Direc-TV.
In a raid on Simpson's Miami home in 2001, federal agents seized illegal devices known as "bootloaders" that authorities say were used to steal television programming.
Simpson's attorney says he has ten days to respond before the summary judgment stands. He could file a motion for a rehearing, as
one option, but has not yet decided which course to take.
Simpson moved to Florida from California after he was acquitted of murder charges in the 1994 stabbing deaths of his wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ronald Goldman. A civil jury in 1997 held Simpson liable for the killings and ordered him to pay the victims' survivors over 33 (m) million dollars.
Much of that judgment remains unpaid.
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