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Virgie: I Didn't Pay for My Bahamas Flight

2/21/2007 5:40 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Anna Nicole Smith's mother, Virgie Arthur, just told the court that her round-trip airplane fare for a recent trip from Houston to the Bahamas was paid for by a third party. She traveled with sister-in-law Elaine Tabor, and someone she called "a close friend" of the family, David Leigh, identified as a journalist with Splash News.

She could not identify precisely where Leigh lived in Florida, and said he did not know Daniel Smith, even though he was present at a memorial service for him in the Bahamas in January.

Arthur revealed that she receives approximately $3500 per month in pension, and that her husband makes $600 per week, upon being asked by Judge Larry Seidlin.

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