OJ Simpson's plans to break in and "retrieve" stolen items was known three weeks beforehand by the FBI. Someone squealed. The event was planned beforehand and leaked by someone to the FBI three weeks prior.
Was it a set-up? Who squealed? All interesting questions.
More from the AP:
Federal agents learned three weeks in advance that O.J. Simpson and a memorabilia dealer planned an operation to retrieve personal items Simpson said were stolen from him, according to FBI reports obtained Friday by The Associated Press.
Dealer Thomas Riccio said he reported to the FBI a collector who claimed to have belongings taken from Simpson.
"The guy flat-out told me he had items stolen from O.J.'s house," Riccio said. "I have a legitimate business."
Riccio told FBI agents Aug. 21 that Simpson wanted to videotape the confrontation with the collector, who was peddling thousands of pieces of Simpson's memorabilia.
But Riccio was not clear how the operation would unfold. There was no mention in the report of any plans to use guns.
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