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O.J. Simpson to remain behind bars

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Sep 05, 2009 | 5:00am EDT

The former American footballer-turned-actor is serving a minimum of nine years in prison after he was found guilty of masterminding a heist on two sports memorabilia dealers' hotel room in September 2007. He was convicted in December (08).

The retired sportsman lodged an appeal in May (09), claiming judicial misconduct, a lack of racial diversity on the jury and errors in sentencing and jury instructions.

Simpson's lawyer, Yale Galanter, asked the Nevada Supreme Court to release the former athlete on bail, arguing that his client is "not a flight risk" and would not leave the U.S.

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