Attorney general objects to O.J. Simpson’s relocation to Florida

O.J. Simpson could be back in Miami-Dade soon, but Attorney General Pam Bondi doesn't want authorities in Nevada to force Florida's taxpayers to foot the bill for hosting his parole. 

The former NFL running back remains at the Lovelock Correctional Center in Nevada. He was sentenced to 33 years in prison, but he will serve only about nine years. He won parole in July and is eligible for release Sunday.

"There is no doubt he is going to Florida," Simpson's Attorney Malcom LaVergne said. 

Bondi believes he intends or requested permission to relocate to Florida. She sent a letter Friday to the Florida Department of Corrections Secretary Julie L. Jones ordering her to make her disapproval clear to her counterpart in Nevada. 

LaVergne said Simpson is now "really looking forward to the simple pleasures."

Bondi won't make it so easy for him. She said that if Nevada decides to approve his request, there will be more strict parole conditions. Among them, she said, Simpson will not be allowed to consume any alcohol and will be tested regularly.

"Our state should not become a country club for this convicted criminal," she said

Simpson's conviction came after he tried to retrieve items that he said were stolen from him after his acquittal in the 1994 killings of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ronald Goldman in Los Angeles. He was found liable for their deaths in a civil case in 1997.

"Floridians are well aware of Mr. Simpson’s background, his wanton disregard for the lives of others, and of his scofflaw attitude with respect to the heinous acts for which he has been found civilly liable," Bondi wrote in the letter

Simpson was ordered to pay Brown and Goldman's families $33.5 million, but if he moves to Florida he can use the state's homestead exemption to avoid a lien on his home. 

The Associated Press' Ken Ritter and ABC News contributed to this report.

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