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Joe Jackson Guns For Branca, McClain

11/9/2009 10:25 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Michael Jackson never signed his will and the named executors have committed fraud, according to legal papers just filed by Joe Jackson.

As we first posted on TMZ ... there was a clerical mistake in the will. The document indicates Jackson signed the will in L.A., yet he was in NYC on the day in question. We're told the will was in fact signed in New York and the witnesses saw Michael put pen to paper.

Joe doesn't think it was a clerical mistake -- he thinks his son never signed the will. Joe Jackson claims John Branca and John McClain should be booted as administrators because they concealed what Joe calls a "fraud."

Joe Jackson -- through his lawyer, Brian Oxman -- claims Jackson fired Branca in 2003 and believed the attorney embezzled MJ's money. Joe claims an "investigation" showed an improper relationship between Branca and Tommy Mottola and the two were "illegally funneling Michael Jackson's money to off-shore accounts in the Caribbean."

Oxman attached a copy of the "investigation" -- conducted by a company called Interfor -- which says "Some sources in the entertainment industry think highly of Branca. However, other sources suggest that he has built his career on the strength of his clients to a point where are (sic) rumors of irregularities involved in accounting fees."

The report goes on to suggest Branca contacted the Justice Department after he was fired and allegedly dropped a dime on Jackson, suggesting MJ's new lawyer -- Alvin Malnik -- was utilizing "Jackson's financial resources and cash business to facilitate Malnik's comprehensive money laundering activities."

As we've already reported, Jackson re-hired Branca before the singer died.

UPDATE: Howard Weitzman, the lawyer for Branca and McClain, tells TMZ: "These claims filed by Joe Jackson are so outrageous that they don't deserve any response. John Branca and John McClain, who were designated by Michael Jackson in his will as executors of his estate, will continue carrying out Michael's wishes for the benefit of his mother, his children and charities."


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Joe Jackson has no shame! I'm sure he has had Brian Oxman pour over MJ's will looking for clerical mistakes, anything that can get him in on the money. Next we'll be hearing that he wants to be named an administrator.

1772 days ago


Joe Jackson now lives in a habitual state of disbelief because he facilitated his own sons death for the purpose of gaining control of the Michael Jackson estate and then found that he was the odd man out.

Joe Jackson will stop at nothing to get his hands on what he feels his dead son owes him........and that is EVERYTHING.

Like I've reiterated so many times before.........

Joe Jackson you cannot burn in HELL soon enough to suit me!

1772 days ago


I agree with Fred Farkel. Joe Jackson is the MAN, the FORCE, and the GENIUS behind the Jacksons' success. MJ would have been nothing without his father. He's like your commander in the military ... tough and unlikeable, but keeps your arse in line and productive.

1772 days ago


My guess is that every dream and scheme that this guy has had for the last 30 years has probably ended up COSTING a lot of money (that wasn't his) instead of making any money. And, the reality of his situation is just beginning to set in ..... the gravy train is over and he's gonna have to learn to live like the rest of us from now on.

1772 days ago

get it right    

Joe is just another freak like MJ was. HEll the whole family are freaks

1772 days ago

Fred Farkel    

Agree #47 Brett.

These stupid JOE haters honestly think that you raise kids by giving them a **time out** to ponder their misdeeds.


In case you fool people haven't figured it out... the entire universe as we know it is led by the Tila Tequila benchmark now.



1772 days ago


oh god joe, i hopt he knows what he's doing

1772 days ago


shut up and be respectful, the jacksons aren't freaks. every family has their issues, it's not their fault that their in the spotlight so everyone knows their business

1772 days ago


Someone should read, and explain, the Rules of Evidence to this greedy jerk.

1772 days ago


18. all i can say is thatamichael jackson children are in my prayers.they are surrounded by insanity..i really hope someone in that family has their best interests at heart..this is just a taste of what mj went through with all the greedy people around him.its always about the money

Posted at 8:52PM on Nov 9th 2009 by nan

Evidently noone in the Jackson family has Michael Jacksons childrens best interest at heart because if at least 1 member did they would have sat their parents, Joe and Katherine, down and told them to please respect Michaels wishes, enjoy their old age in comfort ($26,000.+ plus their combined SS benefits and other $$ fringe benefits coming in due to MJs death is not a shabby income), enjoy their family and relax. But no family member has done that.

Not one family member either has worried about the investigation into the death of their son and brother. The entire focus has been on control of the Michael Jackson Estate.

NO, there is not a member of this family that is not manipulating those children for their own future financial security. We can only hope that between Grace Rwaramba, Margaret Lodise, John Branca and Judge Beckloff that Michaels children will find the safe haven that they so desperately need and deserve.

And it is not in the midst of the Jackson Family "Dynasty"s financial struggle for power over THEIR inheritance.

There is no way under Heaven that the influences repercussions of this turmoil is not in some form or many forms effecting them.

1772 days ago


Who Cares As Long As The Little Freak Is Dead & Feeding The Bugs In The Wall.

1772 days ago

Amanda R    

So, use the '98 will with the same executors. Too bad MJ didn't live to see Joe die. It appeared to be a dream on MJ's part... like the fame, fortune, and adulation of the world didn't matter. He mainly wanted Joe Jackson dead so he could NOT be sad about it. Hardly surprising! Joe makes Jon Gosselin and Michael Lohan look like amature a-holes...

1772 days ago


Tmz. posted pics of MJ and Al Sharpton in NY the day in question of when he signed the will. MJ was in NY. This story has been posted already and it's something they should investigate if Branca has a reputation for charging over the top fees and funneling money to the islands. It's worth the investigation for the kids sake.
MJ did love his father ! HE told him he loved him twice in "THIS IS IT" just before the jackson 5 clips in the movie.

1772 days ago


22 And that would be me. We'll talk about what I did to take my white kids off the streets. Yep. Broke all them rules myself.

Oh well.

Stay on it.

Posted at 8:53PM on Nov 9th 2009 by Fred Farkel

Yes and you got your ass thrown in jail and had to go through anger management classes to boot!

1772 days ago

Think About It... You Be the Judge    

********************* BREAKING NEWS *********************

Well Poppy Chicken must have a deal in the work's with Joe Jackson.

They must have heard his cry for money and put a meal deal together for him.

This after noon, I saw a commerical advertizing:
" CATFISH TACKLE MEAL " From Poppy Chicken.

We can all rest easy now, Joe has a job.... ROFLMAO

Your time is just about up before all the skelton's start showing up and expose you for what you've done.
My Opinions Only....

Start saving those paychecks because Attorney's are expensive!!
I don't think Katherine can help you because she's paying for her own attorneys right now. LOL

1772 days ago
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