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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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91.

Jstbtrflyz    

67. LMAO @ #58. He's not Michael's brother. 2 different people.

LMAO Right with ya!!! (eyeroll)

1909 days ago
92.

Bale's Babe    

TMZ = The Michael Zone? Really, do enough people care about this creep's death to turn TMZ into the all-Michael, all-the-time site?

1909 days ago
93.

TheJazzzzz    

Nobody except the children should get anything from Michael's estate. Someone Like Gloria Allred should step in and represent the children and have anything and everything put into a guarded trust for the children. If anyone wants to take care of the children, they will be given an allowance by a third appointed party to cover the closely monitored expenses for the children. Michael's family has sponged off of Michael enough. They should not get anything; especially his mother and father who according to Michael abused him (his mother allowed it). A non-affiliated third party should be appointed to Michael's estate to be turned over to the children when they are of age! Now you see Joe Jackson, Al & Jesse coming out of the woodwork because they see cameras and they see $$$! Let's see how much they want the children when no money is to come their way.

1909 days ago
94.

ShesControlled    

The courts should FREEZE all assests and post guards at the estate. NO ONE SHOULD BE ADMINISTRING ANYTHING until they find out WHO'S WHO and that INCLUDES FAMILY.

Obviously by what was shown for interviews, there are even family members who's priority is not with the death of a beloved SON, but the end of a SUPERSTAR, WORLD KING OF POP! Not ONCE did I hear him referred to as BELOVED SON.
Seems the perfect opportunity for some to jumpstart their own NEVER-EXISTED careers.

No will - everything goes to the kids. He loved and raised them as if they were his, regardless of what is proven or not. The rest of the clan will have to fend for themselves!

Where were they all when he was butchering his face? Where were they when the flags went up to over medicating?

1909 days ago
95.

Helldorado    

Michael Jackson's mom afraid the other vultures will pick his bones before she can.

Way to go lady, way to go.

1909 days ago
96.

MJ is ♥    

63.
Not sure where you are going with your response.
But MJ, was scammed and murdered considering all this stuff. I said in another comment here that it seemed really weird that your media continued to paint him into a monster after he was acquitted. Eventually the truth will be known.

1909 days ago
97.

camia    

Seabird- Please shut the H E L L Up! You have to be the most annoying retard alive. You are an embarrassment to Michael... Now Beat It!

1909 days ago
98.

beachy    

Someone earlier wondered why his siblings didn't step up to raise his kids rather than his old and abusive parents...

Well, that would mean work and caring. They are so busy figuring out how they're gonna get a piece of the pie (if there is anything left) that they probably could care less about His Freakness' kids.

Sick family...

1909 days ago
99.

sickofracialshit    

Seabird there is NO proof he was murdered......dumbass

1909 days ago
100.

just me    

WOW! THIS MAN ACTS LIKE HE HIT THE LOTTERY! HIM AND HIS OLD CRONIE
ARE DESPICABLE! WATCH FULL CLIP!

JOE JACKSON IS A SELF ABSORBED EGOTISTICAL POS!!! BURN IN HELL!

WHAT PARENT ACTS LIKE THIS WHEN THEIR CHILD HAS DIED!

NO TEARS...NO EMOTION....HE ACTS LIKE HE HIT THE LOTTERY!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7im37UtGHkA

1909 days ago
101.

SunsetBlvd    

Isn't there a better choice than Katherine/Joe (she is still married to that vile man)?
Can't Janet for gawdsake step up? I hope someone outs those parents they are just as bad as the people they so call fear.

1909 days ago
102.

mia    

to jstbtrflyz, Stephanie is right. Randy Jackson from American Idol is a different Randy Jackson than Michael's brother. No relation. Google it and you will see

1909 days ago
103.

bigman    

this goe's to number 7 first and foremost have a damn heart you moron...regardless the man was a icon in the music business...and YES he was a national figure in life and death.. you idiot have a heart.....I SURELY HOPE JOE JACKSON DOE'S NOT BENEFIT FROM MICHAEL'S DEATH HE IS GREEDY AND A JERK

1909 days ago
104.

MJ is ♥    

97.

Funny. Not really. No need to be upset. Be curious. I think its ok to be curious about things that make absolutely no sense like the treatment of MJ in the USA. You are right. I ask alot of questions, sometimes damning, punitive. I just feel bad that MJ was treated with so much disrespect and shame, even though he did so much for music and many places in this world.

1909 days ago
105.

the truth hurts huh    

Hey TMZ - Why don't you just rename your site : MJC = Michael Jackson Central.

1909 days ago
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