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Michael Jackson Bodyguard Fired

3/29/2010 1:50 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Alberto AlvarezTMZ has learned the bodyguard who says Dr. Conrad Murray asked him to help hide Propofol in Michael Jackson's house the day he died was fired from his job Friday by the Jackson family.

Alvarez had been working at the Jackson family compound in Encino since the singer died last June.

Alberto Alvarez is the bodyguard who called 911 from Jackson's house. Last week it was reported that Alvarez told LAPD detectives ... that before paramedics arrived on scene Dr. Murray asked him to put bottles of Propofol in a bag.

Alvarez -- who is sometimes referred to as Jackson's "logistics director" -- did not tell detectives about the alleged cover-up the day Jackson died, but rather two months later. The story about the alleged cover-up broke last Monday.

As for why Alvarez was fired, the Jackson family isn't talking.

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241.

bunny    

Isn't it laughable that the same juan lopez who attacked me for spreading tabloid gossip about his precious Grace, also posted this utter fabrication:

"alvarez was hired because of his stripper cousin/girlfriend. he was hired to look after the dr. dr. murray was his boss, not Mike. C.L.

Posted at 5:51PM on Mar 29th 2010 by juan lopez"

Truth: Alberto Alvarez was a much trusted loyal employee to Michael Jackson for quite a few years.
In fact Michael's children thought so highly of Alberto that it was Prince who requested he be re-hired to be their bodyguard.

Murray only arrived on the scene shortly before Michael died. According to witnesses, Murray only started coming to the house after rehearsals at night during the last few days.





1637 days ago
242.

bunny    

Tone @ 213, can't understand what there is not to believe about the propofol. Read the autopsy results. Michael's body was swimming in the stuff. I'd say Murray gave him high dosage to keep Michael 'under' while he left the premises, for, according to some, up to 4 hours that night. He expected that Michael would breath the propofol out of his system and no traces would be left. However Michael died and the propofol was trapped inside his body even behind his eyeballs.
Brian Oxman says nobody knows who's paying for Murray's defence, but there are a lot of suspicions. The official version from his lawyers is that they are doing it pro bono.

1637 days ago
243.

Daphne Lorincz    

The official version from his lawyers is that they are doing it pro bono.

Posted at 2:02AM on Mar 30th 2010 by bunny

Do u believe that this is a pro bono service? Anyways, I'm going to bed. Its 12:25 a.m. What time is it down there? Good night.

1637 days ago
244.

BeLIEve    

It sounds like Murray was drunk that night. He could have left MJ under anesthesia, went out to the strip joint, came back and slept off the alcohol. He certainly was not monitoring MJ.

Now if you go with the MJ didnt really die theory, I heard a nurse at the hospital say MJ could have gotten hold of a cadaver and had it placed in his bed, and Murray shot it up with the drugs.

1637 days ago
245.

cindee    

SINCE, when does a Doctor take direction from a patient that
is heavily sedated ???????? It doesn't matter who the patient is!!!!!!!!!!!
It could have been "YOU or ME" THINK ABOUT IT !!
And stopping CPR to stash propofol bottles and other drug
paraphernalia .
"Murray is guilty of second-degree murder"........

When he realized what he did he only thought about
saving himself .then blatantly concealing evidence
from both the paramedics and police .................
Not even having the common decency of expressing
some sort of condolences to the family,That is part of
his job as medical professional
This man is a disgrace to this profession and a COWARD!

I hope "TOM MESEREAU" helps the DA with Michael's defends

LOVE YOU FOREVER AND EVER SWEET ANGEL

1637 days ago
246.

fan    

Is this tragedy preventable? Yes.
Not because Murray could've been a good doctor.
Because MJ should've been hospitalized. He had a stubbornness & controlling personality problem.
There was no one like him, with as much dangerous, self harm. MJ looked frighteningly naive in award shows & during the Neverland mess. He was completely clueless when people hurt him for money. Instead of keeping his life safe, he let more evil 'friends' into his fantasy home. He acted like everybody needed to applaud loudly in front of him.
He manipulated a lowlife to do what he wanted. Who could convince them to stop the drug & concert? No one was human enough to care.
A few days before he died, he flooded Propofol in his body so bad that he felt hot & cold & called the nurse he knew.
She refused to give him Propofol, but MJ promised to Murray that nothing was wrong as long as they remained quiet & increased doseage.

1637 days ago
247.

Kaijin    

.......
With something like that, assisting in a murder, he should be charged as well as Murray. Something's not right...

1637 days ago
248.

I want ya back!    

Maybe they simply no longer needed a "Logistician"!!!

1637 days ago
249.

maizieful    

I read the Jackson's did a background check which showed criminal issues from the past. They thought it wasn't good to keep him around the kids which makes sense thinking of CPS and legal reasons. I really wonder also regarding his statement that Conrad Murray had him clean up the drugs in the bedroom. He will be called to testify during the trial so it's going to be interesting.

1630 days ago
250.

Tessa    

Does not matter when he mentioned what he did for Dr Murray. A bodyguard is supposed to be a trusted subject for the person who hired them or they are working for.
By his own statement, he showed he was not working in line of duty when he assisted Dr Murray in removing the Propofol bottles.
You can call it ignorance because ALvarez I believe was not aware of what Dr Murray was actually doing incorrectly. Most definately did not know what Dr Murray was doing when Michael cardiac arrested that Dr Murray had to call
Alvarez to make a quick phonecall and hide the Propofol. Basically he tried to get another person involved so it did not appear he did anything alone. Alvarez would not have known what to tell 911, Dr Murray would have.
The whitening creams are no hidden secret; MJ would have had to use these to assist the depigmentation which takes gradual process. It did not kill Michael Jackson so why Dr Murray trying to hide it unless he prescribed that large amount for Michael in the first place.
The doctor was too eager that he over-worked on Michael, and killed Michael.

1628 days ago
251.

mysteria333    

REST ASSURED THERE IS A MASSIVE CONSPIRACY INVOLVED IN MJ'S ALLEGED DEATH AND ALVAREZ IS IN ON IT.. MICHAEL IS ALIVE.. HIS LOOK-A-LIKE BODY DOUBLE IS THE ONE WHO DIED... GIVE MJ CREDIT HE WAS NO DUMMY HE WAS HIGHLY INTELLIGENT.. HE WOULD DO NOTHING TO PUT HIS CHILDREN THROUGH SUCH A THING.. THEY WERE ALREADY WELL INFORMED ABOUT WHAT WOULD HAPPEN.. MJ JUST GOT COMPLETELY FED UP WITH ALL THE HARD-CORE GREED AND CORRUPTION.. AND I DONT BLAME HIM... HE WILL BE BACK ! ! ! STOP EATING UP ALL THE GARBAGE THE MEDIA IS FEEDING EVERYONE..MICHAEL WILL RETURN ! ! ! !

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