OJ Co-Defendants Receive Probation for Testimony

     LAS VEGAS (CN) O.J. Simpson’s four friends who took plea deals in exchange for their testimony got probation Tuesday for their role in last year’s hotel room heist. Clark County District Court Judge Jackie Glass gave the men probation ranging from three to eight years, as a victim shouted, “You’ve got to be kidding me!”

     Walter Alexander, Charles Cashmore, Charles Ehrlich and Michael McClinton pleaded guilty to lesser charges and testified against Simpson regarding the September 2007 robbery at the Palace Station Hotel.
     Bruce Fromong, one of the two sports memorabilia dealers who was robbed during the hold-up, was escorted out of Glass’ courtroom Tuesday morning for shouting, “You’ve got to be kidding me!” during sentencing.
     The four men could have gotten prison time, but Glass accepted the state’s recommendation that no time be served.
Simpson, meanwhile, has been transfered to a state prison to begin his 9 year sentence. His last-standing co-defendant, Clarence “C.J.” Stewart, got at least 7.5 years in prison.

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