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Florida AG Bondi objects to possible O.J. Simpson Florida move

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Daniel Uria
O.J. Simpson reacts after learning he was granted parole at Lovelock Correctional Center in Lovelock, Nevada on July 20, 2017. Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi wrote a letter requesting the Florida Department of Corrections notify Nevada the state objects to granting Simpson permission to relocate to Florida for his parole.
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O.J. Simpson reacts after learning he was granted parole at Lovelock Correctional Center in Lovelock, Nevada on July 20, 2017. Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi wrote a letter requesting the Florida Department of Corrections notify Nevada the state objects to granting Simpson permission to relocate to Florida for his parole. Pool photo by Jason Bean/UPI | License Photo

Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi is seeking to block O.J. Simpson's potential relocation to Florida following his impending release from prison in Nevada.

Bondi wrote a letter to Florida Department of Corrections Secretary Julie L. Jones on Friday, requesting the department notify Nevada that the Florida objects to granting Simpson permission to relocate to the state.

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"There is no justification under these circumstances for asking the taxpayers of Florida to foot the bill for hosting Mr. Simpson's parole, especially in light of the added dangers that his relocation would pose to our citizens," Bondi wrote.

In the letter, Bondi cited a history of arrests and "destructive behavior," including his alleged role in the killing of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman in 1994, instances of breaking and entering and "road rage" in Florida and the Las Vegas kidnapping and armed robbery conviction for which he served nine years of a 33-year sentence.

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"The specter of his residing comfort in Florida should not be an option," Bondi wrote. "Our state should not become a country club for this convicted criminal."

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As early as Sunday, Simpson will be driven to the High Desert Prison where {link:he is expected to be released into a gated residence with unspecified friends in a wealthy Las Vegas suburb.

Longtime friend Tom Scotto told CNN that Simpson is "not going to hide" upon his eventual release from prison.

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"He's going to focus on kids, friends, his family and golf," Scotto said. "Maybe not the first day or second, but he is going to go out."

Simpson hopes to return to Florida, as his two youngest children Sydney and Justin live in the Tampa Bay area.

During his parole Simpson won't be permitted to consume alcohol in excess or associate with ex-convicts.

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