According to Miami-Dade court records, a JP Morgan Chase process server recently attempted to serve foreclosure papers upon Simpson at his Miami home located at 9450 SW 112 Street, Miami, Fla. 33176.
Having been convicted in 2008 of kidnapping and armed robbery, Simpson is currently serving a 33-year prison sentence at the Lovelock Correctional Center in Nevada. He is not eligible for parole until 2017.
According to Jose Lambiet at GossipExtra.com, JP Morgan Chase initiated the foreclosure process after Simpson accumulated hundreds of thousands of dollars in mortgage debt on his former suburban Miami home.
The now imprisoned felon purchased the one-story house in September, 2000 taking out a $575,000 mortgage for the $522,000 home.
The 4,233 square foot home south of Miami has four bedrooms, four baths, a pool, and a guest house set on a two acre plot. In 2010, it was assessed by the Miami-Dade County property appraiser at $478,953.
According to GossipExtra.com, Simpson now owes $724,354.15, including principal, interest, attorneys fees and penalties. Originated through Washington Mutual Bank, the imprisoned Simpson stopped making mortgage payments in 2010.
Though Simpson was found not guilty in 1995 of murdering his ex-wife Nicole Brown and her friend Ron Goldman in a Los Angeles courtroom, he was found liable in a civil action brought by the deceased’s families in 2007.
“Service of process at the property location is standard in a foreclosure action,” stated Carlos Reyes, a Fort Lauderdale foreclosure defense attorney. “Unlike Casey Anthony, most of the world knows that O.J. Simpson is securely locked away in a Nevada prison.”
Simpson’s lawyer, Leonardo Starke, is contesting JP Morgan Chase’s foreclosure action calling their filing “ambiguous and vague.” Also party to the foreclosure lawsuit is the estate of Ronald Goldman and satellite television provider DirecTv.
According to court records, Simpson recently failed to participate in a Florida Supreme Court mandated Residential Mortgage Foreclosure Mediation Program aimed at saving homes to foreclosure.
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