It seemed like another reporting coup for TMZ.com.
The celebrity website posted a video of "Judge Lance Ito," who presided over O.J. Simpson's 1995 murder trial, declaring the former football great "guilty as sin" of the crimes he is accused of in Las Vegas.
One problem: It wasn't Ito.
Officials at Los Angeles County Superior Court quickly informed the website about the error.
"The video does not depict Judge Ito. He is not in the video, and he did not, and has not, commented in any way to TMZ.com -- or any other media organization -- about the Las Vegas case or any other matter relating to O.J. Simpson -- past or present," the court said in a statement.
The 30-second video was quickly removed and TMZ.com issued an apology, calling it "a stupid mistake."
Simpson and three other men were charged Tuesday with 10 felony counts, including kidnapping and assault with a deadly weapon, in the alleged theft of sports memorabilia worth at least $80,000.