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Gardener to Jackson: I Did Bring You Flowers

1/25/2010 8:52 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Michael Jackson's landscaper has a tulip or two to pick with the estate -- to the tune of $4,722.01.

Michael jackson creditor's claim

Jose T. Mareque has filed a creditor's claim against Michael Jackson's estate, claiming he filled Michael's home with trees, orchids, roses, poinsettias, tulips and other plants -- only to be stiffed. It's the same home where Michael died.

According to the invoices, Mareque did the work in December, 2008. He says the bill came to $14,722.01, and Michael's people sent a check for $10,000 and that's it.

Slight problem -- the final invoice notes that the services were performed in December, 2009 -- Michael had been dead for 6 months.

We called Mareque who said he didn't know he had put the wrong year. But as we know, ignorance of the lawn is no excuse.

Mareque says he'll file an amended creditor's claim to correct the problem.

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nan    

never ends ...does it

1546 days ago
2.

Goldie    

Tellit IS the troll

1546 days ago
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Miles Long    

Re-read that tmz staff...got a lil type-o in the headline :) thanks for all you guys do! you make a radio dj's life alot easier!

1546 days ago
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ADRIANA    

MJ LOVED THE WORLD WITH ALL HIS HEART, it was an UNCONDITIONAL LOVE and he really wanted to HEAL IT, STOP WARS and DESTRUCTION and have people find a common ground IN LOVE and GOODNESS and SHARING !

He was a great man.

People he cared for abused his trust & deceived him, his father abused him verbally and physically; and, worst of all the media/press raped and stripped him of his dignity publicly and hounded him mercilessly.

And through it all he SMILED!

I wonder how many of us would withstand the same introspection into our lives and how we would handle the pain. Before we cast stones at MJ, we should imagine ourselves in his life and ask ourselves how would we manage it?

Only THOSE WITH NO SIN CAN JUDGE him, not us.


Michael, you were too good for this world, for the people here, for the decadence of the community around us. You are finally up with the angels, where you belong, may you RIP ! We will do our best to CARRY ON YOUR LOVE and SELFLESSNESS and teach it to our little ones.

1546 days ago
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Kim    

I bet it was beautiful inside that home with all of those flowers!

Love you Michael!

1546 days ago
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Tardis    

It's spelled "Gardener".

1546 days ago
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pipe    

hey MJ fans, dont forget to buy Michael's movie, it will be released tomorrow, I pre-ordered mine at amazon, its just $16.00 plus free shipping. Im very excited, cant wait to watch it again http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002TYZKIM?ie=UTF8&tag=yeamon-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B002TYZKIM

1546 days ago
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scum bag TMZ    

WTF, c'mon TMZ...who cares. Comments below:

1) Dec. 2009, slip up or maybe a clue?

2) MJ was just RENTING this place, why would he be having all this NEW yard work done and NEW plants being planted, etc...when he was planning on moving to UK in a few months. Makes no sense.

3) He doesn't own this house, wouldn't this be the expense of the owner?

4) What the h@ll is Enchanted Kingdom LLC, never heard of that..

5) 7 MONTHS after MJ passes this is now being filed against the estate, isn't it past the deadline?

6) TMZ are you going to post every damn creditor - claim. enough!

Whatever, some of this stuff is so supid it makes me seriously believe this is a hoax.

1546 days ago
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Missy    

Michaels people paid that guy 10grand in March09 afew months before MJ died,if he wasn't paid the full amount he should have said something then! And now he is wanting money for something done in Dec09! I hope this judge starts handing out stiff fines to these greedy people!

1546 days ago
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Just Me2    

Good grief...did MJ ever pay anyone...or anyone 'in full', for that matter?

1546 days ago
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Zippy T. Pinhead    

I never met Michael Jackson, but I feel if I did, he would have molested me. Am I entitled to some of that cash?

1546 days ago
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keishalee98    

A PROFESSIONAL AND QUALIFIED BUSINESS INDIVIDUAL IS NOT GOING TO PUT THE WRONG DATE OR YEAR ON AN INVOICE BY ACCIDENT. SOUNDS LIKE TO ME THIS IS JUST ANOTHER ONE WANTING MONEY TO SUIT HIS NEEDS. THERE IS GOING TO BE A LOT OF INDIVIDUALS IN HELL FOR LYING AND WHAT THEY ARE DOING IS GOING TO COME BACK TO THEM EVENTUALLY. GLAD I'M NOT ONE OF THEM BECAUSE WHEN GOD GETS A HOLD OF THEM IT IS NOT GOING TO BE PRETTY AT ALL. "THOU SHALL NOT LIE." IF THIS INDIVIDUAL PUT THE WRONG YEAR OR DATE THATS HIS FAULT. ANYONE CAN CLAIM THAT THEY DELIEVERED FLOWERS TO MICHAEL'S HOME OR PLANTED FLOWERS IN MICHAEL'S YARD. A HONEST BUSINESS MAN WOULD KNOW WHAT YEAR IT WAS AND HE WOULD HAVE COLLECTED THE WHOLE AMOUNT WHEN MICHAEL WAS ALIVE. THERE ARE MORE LIERS THAN THERE ARE HONEST INDIVIDUALS IN THIS COUNTRY AND AROUND THE WORLD. HOPE HE DON'T GET NOTHING FROM THE ESTATE.

1546 days ago
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scum bag TMZ    

WTF, c'mon TMZ...who cares. Comments below:

1) Dec. 2009, slip up or maybe a clue?

2) MJ was just RENTING this place, why would he be having all this
NEW yard work done and NEW plants being planted, etc...when he was
planning on moving to UK in a few months. Makes no sense.

3) He doesn't own this house, wouldn't this be the expense of the
owner?

4) What the h@ll is Enchanted Kingdom LLC, never heard of that..

5) 7 MONTHS after MJ passes this is now being filed against the
estate, isn't it past the deadline?

6) TMZ are you going to post every damn creditor - claim. enough!

Whatever, some of this stuff is so supid it makes me seriously
believe this is a hoax.

1546 days ago
14.

Emily    

Wow.... you knew he was in big time debt... everyday its something new..... it never ends. :) luv ya!

1546 days ago
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Brian    

Money hungry liar

1546 days ago
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