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O.J. Ordered to Pay in Signal Theft Case

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Chris Blount, Jul 27, 2005.

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  1. Chris Blount

    Chris Blount Creator of DBSTalk Staff Member Administrator DBSTalk Gold Club

    Jun 22, 2001
    A U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of Florida ordered O.J. Simpson to pay DirecTV $25,000 in damages, plus attorneys' fees and costs, for allegedly stealing the satellite TV service's programming, the company said in a statement.
    DirecTV said Judge Joan A. Lenard awarded damages in the signal theft case after granting the company's motion for summary judgment in a civil lawsuit filed by DirecTV against Simpson. The suit followed a raid on Simpson's Miami home and the seizure of two illegal devices, known as bootloaders, in December 2001. The devices were allegedly being used to intercept programming without DirecTV's authorization, the company said.

    Simpson, who DirecTV said did not have a legitimate account with the company, admitted that the two devices were installed at his residence and they were specifically designed to steal programming, the company said.

    DirecTV sued Simpson for violations of the Federal Communications Act and the Electronic Communications Privacy Act that provide penalties for the unauthorized interception of electronic communications. The devices seized in the Simpson case were typically used to restore signals to access cards that had been disabled by electronic countermeasures. DirecTV said it has since developed new access cards that have yet to be compromised.

    http://www.skyreport.com (Used with permission)
  2. Danny R

    Danny R Goblin the Pug DBSTalk Gold Club

    Jul 5, 2002
    If the dish doesn't fit, you must acquit!

    And of course he was only stealing the signal to try and find the real killers. ;)
  3. kenglish

    kenglish Icon

    Oct 2, 2004
    Salt Lake...
    Does he have to pay restitution in the original civil trial first, or does D* get his first "income"?
  4. Capmeister

    Capmeister Large Hairless ApeCutting Edge: ECHELON '08

    Sep 16, 2003
    As soon as this guy's kids are out of the house, everything he owns should be taken.
  5. lazaruspup

    lazaruspup Godfather

    Mar 18, 2005
    Florida law says that they cannot touch certain assets for repayment of a civil suit... God Bless the peninsula that is Florida.
  6. goaliebob99

    goaliebob99 Duplicate User (Account Closed)

    Jan 29, 2005
    hahhahhahahhahhhhahhahhahhahhahhahahhahhahahhah rolling over laughing.. i thought it was a joke till i saw it on the NEWS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! damm hackers
  7. n8dagr8

    n8dagr8 Resident Rounder DBSTalk Gold Club

    Aug 14, 2004
    or as some of us call it (Homer Simpson), "America's Wang"
  8. Evil Capserian

    Evil Capserian Godfather

    Jul 27, 2003

    When did the Juice Man try to steal service? I thought DTV claimed no one but no one can break there new system? Something doesn't smell right here. Hmmm, are they trying to still put OJ in jail?
  9. JBKing

    JBKing Hall Of Fame

    Mar 23, 2002
    Well, at least OJ has promised to hunt down the real pirates.
  10. RandallA

    RandallA Legend

    Feb 4, 2005

    This was back in Dec. 2001.

    "DirecTV said it has since developed new access cards that have yet to be compromised"
  11. loudo

    loudo Well-Known Member

    Mar 24, 2005
    Central Maine
    Wonder what happened to the person/s who installed the setup in his house. Did D* go after them also?

    O.J. is getting quite a rap sheet.
  12. Phil T

    Phil T Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

    Mar 25, 2002
    Yea! now my bill will go down. :)
  13. cboylan3

    cboylan3 Godfather

    Jan 26, 2004

    thats the excuse they like to tell peoples. :lol:
  14. n8dagr8

    n8dagr8 Resident Rounder DBSTalk Gold Club

    Aug 14, 2004
    In case you missed it last night:

    Top Ten O.J. Simpson Excuses For Stealing Direct TV

    10. For some reason, cable guy is afraid to come to the house

    9. Spends a lot of time watching television now that it's too hot to go out and kill people

    8. Wanted to see where he ranked on Court TV's 100 Creepiest Acquitted Murderers

    7. Figured "real killers" might show up on one of them great premium movie channels

    6. It was a rare lapse in judgement

    5. Believe it or not, he's had a bit of trouble landing a job

    4. "Hey, any publicity is good publicity, am I right?"

    3. Cable's been out since he stabbed his television

    2. Since when is stealing against the law?!

    1. It's not like he killed anyone
  15. RichW

    RichW Hall Of Fame/Supporter DBSTalk Gold Club

    Mar 29, 2002

    Great, Nate!
  16. igleaner

    igleaner Legend

    Aug 22, 2002
    Remember that the only formal charges the feds ever pinned on Al Capone was for simple tax evasion.

    It seems like the real crimes are the only ones the guilty party always get away with.
  17. medic4jc7

    medic4jc7 Guest

    May 22, 2007
    OLD CLASSIC>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

  18. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

    Jun 18, 2006
    I don't know why this came back to light but it's funnier now than ever!
  19. medic4jc7

    medic4jc7 Guest

    May 22, 2007
    Oops didnt fall into the memory thread
  20. medic4jc7

    medic4jc7 Guest

    May 22, 2007
    MY bad......move it Earl please
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