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FBI Involved in Michael Jackson Molestation Trial

12/22/2009 2:29 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

UPDATE: In our document search, we just found out why the FBI was involved in the Michael Jackson molestation case. According to one of the docs, the LAPD Sexually Exploited Child Unit contacted the FBI in 1993, asking the agency if it would be "interested in working a possible federal violation against Jackson concerning the transportation of a minor across state lines for immoral purposes."

The FBI was secretly involved in the child molestation case against Michael Jackson, according to documents just released by the agency.

In July, 2004, a memo was drafted stating that the Santa Barbara County District Attorney's investigation produced "collateral investigative issues, some of which potentially rise to the level of Federal Violations, in the New York and Miami Divisions as well as the Los Angeles Division." The memo does not elaborate on the nature of the alleged offenses.

According to the docs, FBI special agents from L.A., New York and Miami were assigned to assist Santa Barbara county prosecutors in their case against Jackson -- a case in which Jackson was found not guilty.

The memo says the special agents and prosecutors spent time discussing various strategies in the case.

There are also documents showing the FBI was involved in the 1993 molestation investigation. In one doc, there are notes which state Jackson was riding in a train with a boy whom Jackson identified as his cousin. The notes say, "He was very possessive of boy," and at night on the train a witness "heard questionable noises through wall."

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91.

luci    

CELEB trash website. This the world we are living in where we have these website giving information on celebs and picturs due to being stalked by TMZ reporters. Get a proper job and stop being BIAS about Michael because the FBI found not one sred of evidence against Michael and that is why he was found not GUILTY { INNOCENT}.

1670 days ago
92.

liebeorchidee    

hallo TMZ !!!!
ich bin aus Deutschland....könnt ihr mir sagen,ob Michael Jackson noch lebt,ich habe eine Bericht bei youtube gesehen,bei dem gesagt worden ist das Michael Jackson noch lebt...ich frage deswegen,weil mal heißt Michael joe jackson und dann wieder Michael Joseph jackson....bitte sagt doch, lebt er noch oder nicht..?ich lese bei euch so viel und ich hoffe ihr könnt mir helfen....bitte bitte bitte...vielleicht wisst ihr ja mehr als wir hier in Deutschland....

1669 days ago
93.

Butterfly    

Ich glaube nicht das du für diese frage bei TMZ richtig bist!




LOVE AND MISS MJJ

1668 days ago
94.

Marie    

Here is another bogus story about Michael Jackson that the FBI had to investigate.Michael Jackson fired a bodyguard named Leroy Thomas who is from Jamaica in 1993.Well Leroy went to the police and said that one time Michael called him over the phone and told him to go under the bed where there was a box full of pictures of a blonde little boy.One picture shows the boy naked.Michael told him to destroy that particular picture.So he destroyed it.BULL!!!!!
He should have taken the picture to the police in the first place.And then why would Michael ask him to destroy something he is hiding? Does not make sense.That is why the police dismissed Leroy's claims.And then the police found out Leroy already sold the story to Diane Dimond for $200,000.

1668 days ago
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janicebyrne01    

Michael Jackson was always INNOCENT and he always will be INNOCENT. The FBI and LAPD should be spending their time and efforts looking into Tom Sneddon. He was an evil minded person with a personal vendetta and turned all his wakings hours into a personal witch hunt against an INNOCENT man. Sneddon KNEW Michael was INNOCENT but he wouldn't let go.. Shame on this creep. One day, hopefully soon, he will get his comeuppance.

1667 days ago
96.

mary    

please leave MJ rest in peace...stop said more bad things about him.......hi was a good person......looking for the best things....

1665 days ago
97.

Kelly    

Michael Jackson was not a molestor or pedophile. Those are big fat lies from Satan, the devil, that eveybody thought was the truth when in reality it as all just a big, fat lie. His desire was to see children healed of their sicknesses and diseases.

1665 days ago
98.

Melanie Hoyle    

Whatever. Nothing's going to bring him back now. All that bs that dogged him for years isn't going to wash away the pain he went through. He was found NOT GUILTY and that is perhaps the only bit of comfort he had aswell as the knowledge that he had millions of fans across the world who still believed in him and still loved him and his own children that kept him from having a complete breakdown. It doesn't matter what anyone else says or what their own opinions are, the courts looked at all the facts and after several gruelling months of investigations ruled him not guilty of all charges.

1664 days ago
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Marie    

Michael Jackson loved Jordan Chandler like a father would love a son.So Evan Chandler got jealous of the special bond that his som shared with the singer so he came up with the sex lies to destroy that bond.How cruel!!!But Evan was not happy even though he became rich with Michael's money.Jordan became depressed because he betrayed his friend Michael.And Michael's life was destroyed forever.Jealousy and greed made Evan turned his son against Michael.But the eyes of God were watching and Evan got punished for putting sex in a child's mind.That is the worst of all crime.Evan was the real child molester.Not Michael Jackson.

1664 days ago
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Tia    

I read the files. Go to http://foia.fbi.gov/foiaindex/jackson_michael.htm

If you read the files, some info was blocked out to protect witnesses, agents etc, you will read that the FBI found nothing and therefore closed all cases that were opened.

Also if you read the court records, the prosecution lined up over 200 witnesses but dropped them due to the FBI and what they found...which was nothing.

So, for those mad at TMZ for not posting, go to that site and read it yourself. Those who still think he is guilty will always think that because of reports that were proven not to be true. Those who think he was inocent will still champion him.

I read the files and now I wished that I had these facts when things went down.

1663 days ago
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