The Big Tuna Theory: Was O.J. Murder Case Actually A Mafia Hit

October 8, 2021 — The Nicole Brown Simpson-Ron Goldman double murder might have been a mob-related drug hit according to a movie script that floated around Hollywood circles in recent years. Reputed Miami-by-way-of-NYC/Jersey Mafia associate Charles (Charlie Tuna) Ehrlich is at the cheer of the script, titled Juiced about his time operating in the the east coast underworld, 1980s drug bust and his friendship with NFL Hall of Fame O.J. Simpson.

According to the script, Simpson — and possibly Ehrlich — went over to his ex-wife’s Beverly Hills residence that fateful night on June 12, 1994 to collect a cocaine debt from Brown Simpson and her best friend. Ehrlich was dispatched by New Jersey mob soldier Joey Ippolito to Los Angeles that summer to square up drug tabs with Ippolito’s Hollywood clientele.

Ippolito was a “made” man in the DeCalvacante crime family, which served as the basis of the fictional Garden State Soprano’s mob clan. Because he was Jewish, Ehrlich, 67, can’t be inducted into the Italian mafia, but was considered a mafia affiliate by the FBI at the time of the Brown Simpson-Goldman slayings. Ehrlich’s father worked for legendary Jewish mob boss Meyer Lansky.

Miami New Times Magazine broke the story of the script about Ehrlich’s life written by Erik Laibe and the potential mob angle in the O.J. Murder case on the cover of its September issue. In 1996, Simpson was famously found not guilty of butchering his ex-wife and Goldman, a friend and waiter returning a pair of glasses left behind at their family dinner earlier that evening. He was ruled liable for the pair’s killings in a civil case three years later.

Ehrlich is a repeat convicted felon and for the last three decades has been behind the scenes at Miami’s swanky Dean’s Gold strip club on Biscayne Boulevard. He was arrested in 2007 with Simpson in Las Vegas for robbing a group of sports memorabilia collectors at gunpoint of pieces Simpson believed were rightfully his.

In the manuscript for a tacky and controversial book penned by Simpson himself called If I Did It that earned a multi-million dollar advance payday but never saw the light of day due to PR blowback, Simpson cited a man named “Charlie” as his accomplice.

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