O.J. Simpson in court: Former NFL star O.J. Simpson returns to a Las Vegas court Monday to seek a retrial in his conviction for armed robbery and kidnapping. Simpson is currently serving a 33-year sentence.
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Former U.S. football star and film actor O.J. Simpson is going back to court for the first time since he was sentenced to prison, hoping to be granted an appeal of his conviction and sentence of up to 33 years.
On Monday, Simpson intends to argue that his lawyer at the trial in 2008 for armed robbery and kidnapping had a conflict of interest and gave bad advice. Simpson and a co-defendant were convicted of 12 felonies.
Simpson is now represented by Patricia Palm, who contends claims against John Galanter, Simpson's former lawyer, "are solid."
Galanter is due to testify at the new hearing and has declined to comment on the case.
Simpson now says that Galanter knew ahead of time about Simpson's plan to retrieve what he thought were personal mementoes, and that the lawyer met Simpson in Las Vegas to discuss the plan the night before the athlete and five other men confronted two sports memorabilia dealers and a middleman in a casino hotel room in September 2007.