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Feds Raid Dr. Conrad Murray's Office

7/22/2009 1:03 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

We've learned the Houston office of Dr. Conrad Murray is currently being raided by federal authorities ... and we've learned they are looking specifically for all medical records relating to Michael Jackson.

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We're told 8 Drug Enforcement Agency vehicles arrived at his offices about 30 minutes ago. Two LAPD detectives also arrived on scene along with uniformed members of the Houston Police Department and 10 members of the DEA's Tactical Diversion Team. There are another dozen or so DEA agents on hand.

The law enforcement agents, armed with a search warrant, entered the property and began going through the property.

We're told the LAPD asked the DEA for help in serving the warrant on the Armstrong Medical Clinic in Houston. The warrant is sealed.

Dr. Murray was Michael Jackson's personal physician -- he was the man who performed CPR on Jackson before he died.

UPDATE: Last night, Murray's lawyer, Edward Chernoff, issued a statement on his website regarding investigators asking for more medical records:

"The coroner wants to clear up the cause of death; we share that goal. Based on Dr. Murray's minute-by-minute and item-by-item description of Michael Jackson's last days, he should not be a target of criminal charges."

UPDATE: It appears the DEA has left the building.


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76.

me so horny    

4. Is it infested with bugs? Raid?

Posted at 12:10PM on Jul 22nd 2009 by hamilTonyan

what's that supposed to mean?

1865 days ago
77.

tslaven    

MJ was a drug freak not your normal doper one with tons of cash so he was able to do the best Hi he could and it killed him that doctor should not be charged with murder but he should lose his practice and not be allowed to work in the medical field ever again, if they want to keep poring tax dollars into this Obama will have to get a stimulus package together I say enough all ready with the whole MJ BS HE IS DEAD LET IT GO the world is a safer place.

1865 days ago
78.

The Truth    

Anyone HUNGRY???
This Goose is COOKED....

1865 days ago
79.

Kelly    

zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

1865 days ago
80.

crystal    

Arrest this man already! I hope he didnt remove all of the medical records out of his office....This son of a bitch needs to go down!!!!!!!!!!!

1865 days ago
81.

barb    

Too late, he and the lawyers had almost a month to dispose of anything incriminating.

1865 days ago
82.

slow umbrella fade out    

I own a medical practice. Modern healthcare records are usually hosted on the MD's in office server, remote servers or on the net. There are IT programs configured to capture prescriptions given, treatment dates, clinical notes, everything clinical really ... etc. etc. All of this data is used to make a claim to an insurance company or to back up the medical bill for a patient who pays privately. There is NO WAY the good doctor can disguise or destroy any records with regard to MJ if he ever, even once entered his data into his IT system - that is, IF he had a modern medical tracking system in place. Even if the doctor used aliases - those would be easy enough to track to show a pattern. Only if the doctor NEVER entered MJ's information into a virtual medical record and just kept a paper chart would the evidence be able to be destroyed. Thing is ... doctors who still use paper charts usually have more staff and staff will talk.

They could be looking for other patients who are being treated in similar fashion to MJ - patterns, that is what they are looking for - that and attempting to determine the MD's customary practices and how he differed in perhaps treating MJ. It's a lot to unravel. Kudos to law enforcement - hope they get to the bottom of this mess. Obviously they have probable cause to conduct the search, so this is a significant development.

1865 days ago
83.

Gotcha    

They are so late, he has had plenty of time to destroy evidence.

1865 days ago
84.

too sad    

YES, YOU RECKON HE "" DOCTORED " THE MEDICAL RECRODS, HE HAD A MONTH TO DO SO ?? HIDE STUFF AND CHANGE IT AND MOVE MONEY AROUND ?? LOOK IN HIS BANK ACCOUNT, LOOK UNDER THE MATRESS.
HE PROBABLY SHOWED HIS TRUE BAD COLORS AS A COP WHEN HE ADMITED HE DID CPR ON A BED .

1865 days ago
85.

whatdidisay    

What did i say in the begining? Now it is ALMOST confirmed----this guy is the killer, for whatever reason, he killed him. My sorrow tears will soon turn into happy tears when the truth is out.

1865 days ago
86.

Miss Jayne Jetson    

Nice work by the LAPD and DA....They psyched his creepy ass out!! They kept giving the impression they were not really zeroing in on this guy.....lulled him into a false sense of security. Then...outta nowhere--WHAMMO--the DEA shows up when he least expects it!!! Bwahahahahaha!!

1865 days ago
87.

anti-murray    

Poor Murray!!

1865 days ago
88.

who the hell    

OK Raise your hand if you believe the MJ files have long since been removed from this office. One month later and now they search hello everyone say dropped the GD ball!!!!

1865 days ago
89.

Jerry Martin    

I want to see this turd taken out in handcuffs and leg irons. He's an insult to the medical profession.

BTW, it's not like I'm a fan of Wacko Jacko. I'm not. I hate his crappy music and think he molested kids. This guy is a murderer though.

1865 days ago
90.

Michael Jackson    

Any word on what they are going to do with Michael Jackson's body??? I think they should stuff and mount him and put the body in a carnival freak show.

1865 days ago
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