Miami--Yes, O.J. Simpson's been accused of worse crimes than stealing satellite TV. But that's exactly the charge leveled against the acquitted killer by DirecTV, which alleges that the former athlete swiped its service through the use of two illegal access devices in his Miami home. In the below federal lawsuit, the company is seeking damages of $20,000 (and $850 in legal fees) from Simpson. DirecTV learned of Simpson's use of the access devices as a result of an undercover drug probe conducted by FBI, DEA, and Miami police investigators. The satellite firm was called in when wiretaps disclosed that the Juice was pirating TV signals beamed from satellites orbiting 22,300 miles above the earth.
[The Smoking Gun]
Wednesday, March 10, 2004