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Michael Jackson's Mom Fears Looting

6/29/2009 8:07 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Michael JacksonThe lawyer for Michael Jackson's mother filed documents in court today, sounding the alarm that people up to no good will try and fleece Michael's estate. The court had apparently had enough concern to make Katherine the administrator of the estate pending a hearing next Monday.

Katherine's attorney, Burt Levitch, claims there are numerous bank accounts of Michael's that are being controlled by third parties. He says the bank accounts are used "to pay expenses of [Michael's] parents' home." Levitch says these bank accounts need to be controlled so third parties don't misspend the money.

Levitch also says there is worry about Michael's stake in the Sony-ATV Music Publishing Catalog -- which includes Beatles' works -- that Levitch says is the most important asset in the estate. Levitch says no one is now representing Michael's interests and he wants Katherine to step in her late son's shoes.

Levitch says at least one person is claiming to have a power of attorney to act on Michael's behalf. Although a power of attorney would have ended when Michael died, Levitch worries that not everyone knows that and assets could be misappropriated.

And the family is questioning whether a will really exists, because no one has informed them of that fact. We're told attorney John Branca, who was re-hired by Michael three weeks ago, is in possession of a will.

Katherine has the right under the order "to control tangible personal property currently in the physical possession of a third party, and to marshall and secure such assets."

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61.

ritchierich    

WHY DON'T YOU JUST LEAVE HIM ALONNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!! JUST STOP DOGGIN HIM AROUND!!! YOU PEOPLE ARE A PEACE OF WORK!! RIP MJJ WE LOVE YOU MAN!!

1840 days ago
62.

mellow    

End of business day in CA right? End of the headlines for tonight?
How long is the 2nd autopsy taking, is this long normal?
Why has that fool lawyer with the will not filed it instead of talking about it.
good grief

1840 days ago
63.

TEAMBRANCA    

THEY (JOE AND KATHERINE) KNOW HE DIDN'T DIE INTESTATE
KATHERINE IS PERJURING HERSELF

CAN'T WAIT TIL THE LAWYER FILES THE WILL!!!!!

ABUSERS CAN NEVER ACCEPT THE FACT THAT THEY LOST CONTROL
WHAT A DISGUSTING GRAB

1840 days ago
64.

sickofracialshit    

The issue is extortion and murder. Can you comment on why your society treated MJ like that?
..........
he hated his own race. your the one that said you are glad you are not from the US.....dumbass

1840 days ago
65.

Harvey is a Jew    

I feel bad for his Mom, She has to do everything now... She's gotta be in her 80's.

1840 days ago
66.

Solaera    

Um 58? Randy Jackson is not Michael's brother. Why would you think he was?

1840 days ago
67.

the truth hurts huh    

To #46 - Randy Jackson on American Idol is not related to Michael Jackson. 2 different Randy Jacksons.

1840 days ago
68.

cal    

Randy Jackson.... Michael's Brother works as a mechanic right? Or so it was reported a while back.

I don't blame them for worrying about the next meal or how the bills will be paid.

I don't blame them for taking care of the estate business as quickly as possible either.
Some blood sucker is out there waiting to jump in. I would just as soon see his family drain the estate as anyone else.

1840 days ago
69.

Stephanie    

LMAO @ #58. He's not Michael's brother. 2 different people.
Randy Jackson from American Idol : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Randy_Jackson
Randy Jackson of the Jackson Family http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Randy_Jackson_(musician)

Are you seriously going to tell me they AREN'T 2 different people?

1840 days ago
70.

The REAL DEAL    

Randy Jackson from American Idol - IS NOT related to Michael Jackson or the family - do you really think just because the last name is Jackson they are related - not all black people are related - lol, but they do have a lot of cousins.

1840 days ago
71.

Disgusting    

Do they think they're kidding anybody?

They seem to be making the mother the front person because she's the most "sympathetic," The others are likely pulling the strings behind the scenes.

Is 3rd party looting code for creditors claiming their rightful money?

Didn't the family loot the rental home before the body was barely cold? How does the LAPD know that no medications/evidence were removed?

What's next, they're going to say the will is a fake or find some way to say it's invalid?

1840 days ago
72.

Zee    

even now they´re just some money hunter aholes! geez!

1840 days ago
73.

TEAMBRANCA    

THOSE LEECHES COULDN'T WAIT COULD THEY

1840 days ago
74.

MJ is ♥    

45.

It makes no sense why your media would color MJ into a monster even though he was acquitted from those allegations. Why did they do that?

I totally agree that BET is odd goop. Not sure how people even watch that. But it seems like MJ would have been better off if he did not live in the USA because something about his race upset many there whether people like to admit it or not.

I also believe that you can learn some things from a book and life in general.


1840 days ago
75.

Sean    

Money that pays their household expenses? Of ocurse they want to be sure it does not get mis-spent. This is all about the money for them. I understand their concern but with the care of these kids comes a large amount of money each month.

The parents are OLD! Too ld to have legal custody of 3 kids. Why are some of Michaels siblings not stepping up to care for them?

It is ALL about the money, lets get it before someone else does. Or so it seems to me. Bunch of leaches.

1840 days ago
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