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Joe Jackson's Partner was a Crook

7/16/2009 2:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

 Joe Jackson's Partner was a CrookWe've learned Joe Jackson's business partner for his new record label is a convicted felon.

Marshall Thompson, who Joe famously introduced during a news conference a few days after MJ's death, served 366 days in federal prison back in 2001 after pleading guilty to two counts of conspiracy to commit extortion in Illinois.

Thompson -- a retired cop -- conspired with active duty officers to sell police badges to various businessmen for $1,000 to $2,500 a pop.

According to federal docs, the businessmen bought the badges so they could get the perks of being a cop -- carrying a concealed weapon, parking in restricted areas and "receiving discounts for goods and services" ... we're guessing that includes donuts.

Before Thompson became a felon, he was a member of the Chi-Lites -- a band famous for "Have You Seen Her" and "Oh Girl" back in the '70s.

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121.

Michael Jackson's Voice    

Aaaaaaaaaand this suprises ANYONE beeeeeeeeeecause Why??? Joe is a criminal ( an not a smoothe one either ) and so is this Washed up Loser.. All this butt face and his fool did was smirk at Michael's unfortunate death and make a mockery of EVERYTHING!! Joe, We all KNOW you are taking ANY and ALL money you can get for interviews and what ever just to profit off of Michael and his fame once again.. and your lackie is doing the same as well.. your suposed Record company... It will go up in flames faster then Michael's hair did in 1983... you are a lowlife slime sucking urchin and pimple on the butt of society!! You should be the one 6 feet under by now Not Michael!! Both of you are Asses!!

1873 days ago
122.

Michael Jackson    

How long did it take for the Jackson family to get those moving trucks to the mansion after MJ died?
They had them there the next day looting the place, was that even legal? That was HIS stuff, they just can't come in there and looted the place-lol
If my brother died and the next morning I showed up with a moving van and started loading all his stuff in it, I think I would be in jail right noe

What a bunch of trash

1873 days ago
123.

MJfan    

I saw Michael say out of his own mouth that it was his MOTHER, and NOT his father, who discovered his talent. Joe was determined that one of the other boys should sing the lead. Michael said it took Katherine demanding Joe sit down and listen ro Michael sing before he realized Michael was the TRUE talent. Suffice it to say that had it been left up to Joe, the Jackson5 would have been performing with Michael taking a back up role, and of course they would not have hit stardom. But I think Michael would have still followed his gift, and been discovered anyway.jmo

I also think Joe may have been a wife beater as well. It would explain why she never protected her kids, she was as afraid as they were, perhaps. Also would explain Michael's closeness to her, perhaps they comforted each other on occassions.Again, jmo.

The window to the soul is the eyes... look in Joe Jackson's eyes... what do you see? 'Nough said

1873 days ago
124.

what    

The way I see it is Michael is dead and the dead can't speak so Michael only has the people who know the story and respected his musical genius to protect him from his BRutal Father by telling the truth about Brutal Joe. Sister Joe your not facing the reality of what Michaels childhood was. There is no forgiveness in the heart of a beaten and batter child who is diminished severly by a parent who is uneducated and immoral while professing faith in JW like a hipoccrat. Womanizing having a child with another woman. Why doesn't Joe get this child on stage to sing and dance to the tune of Joes strap. Michael had a Natural talent it didn't matter what Joe did to him he would have been great with or without Joes beatings. FRom early childhood on Michael studied the great musicians and their movements.

1873 days ago
125.

barb    

Former Lover of MJ's Dermatologist on Jackson Infertility @http://www.radaronline.com/videos#/29660484001

Says that Joe Jackson damaged MJ's testicles TWICE while beating him. MJ not able to produce sperm after those beatings.

1873 days ago
126.

Woo Hoo!!!!    

This doesn't surprise me one bit. EVERYTHING that involves this family is crooked.

1873 days ago
127.

Ihma Khunt    

This a--hole Joe Jackson should be confined to a mental hospital, you can tell there is something wrong with him. How does he and Katherine get their money to live? Katherine most likely from Michael, but where does Azzho Joe get his bucks from?

1873 days ago
128.

Proud American    

BooHoo #12,
If your have any education. You would be able to see the way this man operate. I mean MJ's father, It is recorded that his father used them to get what he could not do for his self. He still show that at the memorial. He still want the spot lights to shine on him. A piece of sh-t

1873 days ago
129.

uhHuh    

JOE JACKSON IS A GREEDY HEARTLESS TURD...HE MADE MICHAEL'S LIFE MISERABLE AND IS NO BETTER THAN THE LEECHES/SHADY CHARACTERS FOUND IN HIS SON'S ENTOURAGE.
EMOTIONS ON ABC INTERVIEW?? IF YOU'VE EVER KNOWN ANYONE WHO DIED, REGARDLESS OF HOW YOU FELT, YOU FIND YOURSELF RETHINKING THINGS AND SURE, HE MAY HAVE LOVED HIS SON, DOESNT MAKE HIM A GOOD PARENT OR AN HONEST PERSON. STILL TRYING TO MAKE A BUCK OFF HIS "KIDS" AND WILL TRY WITH HIS 'GRANDKIDS'...HE'S A PIMP-LOOK AT HIM. BET HE TRIES MOVIN BACK IN WITH THE OLE LADY NOW THAT SHE'S GOT SOMETHING HE REALLLLLY WANTS.....KICK HIM TO THE CURB KATHERINE (IF ONLY YOUR RELIGION WOULD ALLOW). "LEGAL SEPARATION" MEAN ANYTHING??? PROTECT MICHAEL'S KID FROM THIS MONSTER PLEASE, FOR HIS SAKE & THEIRS....

1873 days ago
130.

what    

Michael has been paying for everything at Encino since 1999 when Joe and Katherine filed for Bankruptcy to the tune of 23 million dollars. Encino is owned at least 95 percent of it by Michaels children. Katherine will get 40 percent of Michaels estate while she lives and then it will revert back to Michaels children. I am sure Katherine supports the rest of the FAmily with what Michael has given her. She has really squandered what he has done for her. Thats why the Jackson Family has to retain custody of the children because without their 40 percent that family would be out on the street.

1873 days ago
131.

Proud American    

#160 Your are right about his mother. But to bad she did not have any backbone to leave him and take her children. Her children suffered because of it,

1873 days ago
132.

uhHuh    

IF IT LOOKS LIKE A PIMP, TALKS LIKE A PIMP AND ACTS LIKE A PIMP- BITCH IS A PIMP.

MAY YOU FINALLY REST IN PEACE MICHAEL AND KNOW YOUR CHILDREN WILL BE PROTECTED FROM HIM, HE CAN'T LIVE THAT LONG, HE IS POWERLESS.

1873 days ago
133.

what    

There are FAmily members that live at Encino now and are being supported by Michael. If Joe ever went to Michaels residence it was because he wanted more money. Michael would not allow him into his house. Jerimie his brother has a two year old child that has never met Michael or his children. before the death, close knit family my arse. I do believe that Michaels testicles where damaged by his father during two beatings. One thing that I have read is castration of Michael was considered to retain the high pitch of his voice. When Michael would talk about his nose surgeries , he would say it was to maintain the quality of his voice. All this will come out in books I am sure. Joe just didn't spank Michael Joe was a Brutal Father to his children.

1873 days ago
134.

truth hurts    

I love how everyone is accusing everyone else for his drug overdose.Michael had a drug problem.If that Dr wouldnt do it for him,he would have found someone else.Michael had different prescriptions in different names.When Heath Ledger died they tried to do the same thing.Blame it on someone else.If the Jackson's are looking to blame someone,they should blame Joe Jackson.Why would anyone kill their cash cow? So what you are trying to say is that everytime he took the drugs,someone else is to blame for shooting him up???.The family and friends have said they were going to do an intervention for him.Now they are saying he was murdered.Well look who is saying it.Latoya and Joe.The biggest losers in that family.

1873 days ago
135.

don't trust 'em    

Next time Jackson Family should do some screening on their employees!!

1873 days ago
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