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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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susie    

Why?

1615 days ago
32.

jfp    

It's too bad we didn't know this stuff would have killed the bastard sooner.

1615 days ago
33.

a total fan    

Why? He wasn't forcoming with some very important information so how can he be trusted.

1615 days ago
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Marissa    

Maybe I am one of the few people out there who doesn't glorify Jackson, but I really think that the doctor wasn't hiding things to cover his butt, I think he was hiding stuff to cover for Mj's drug use. I think he was trying to protect MJ's "reputation" in death.

1615 days ago
35.

a total fan    

sorry meant to say he wasn't "forthcoming with some very important information"

1615 days ago
36.

jessy    

Did wacko jacko employ any black people???

1615 days ago
37.

KaBluie    

Hasn't MJ's bodyguard been out of a job for quite some time?

1615 days ago
38.

susie    

Have to go to my boss, beLIEve me!

1615 days ago
39.

a fan    

He was trying to help Murray cover up a murder. He should have been fired. If he had told the truth from the beginning , Murray might have been charged with 2nd murder.

1615 days ago
40.

NeverMind    

11. He was trying to help Murray cover up a murder. He should have been fired. If he had told the truth from the beginning , Murray might have been charged with 2nd murder.

Posted at 1:10PM on Mar 29th 2010 by a fan

Not true! He told LAPD in August. Murray wasn't charged until much later.

1615 days ago
41.

Warren    

The only reason I can think why he was fired because he talked about the whitening cream that MJ was using. However, that is old news. It really didn't have to be reported that MJ was using whitting cream since it was so obvious. I do believe that MJ had vitiligo now that MJ's doctor Arnold Klein confirmed it. It is sad that the media had to make this old news headlines again.

1615 days ago
42.

bcc3691    

Marissa, Conrad Murray knew Michael Jackson was dead. He was not trying to cover MJ's drug use, he was trying to cover his own behind. He was reckless in administering the drug to MJ and then he was reckless in his feeble attempts to save his life from that same drug that he shouldn't have been giving him in the first place. You don't have to be a fan to see that Murray killed Michael Jackson. I really hope they upgrade the charges. It will be a shame if this man doesn't spend significant time behind bars.

1615 days ago
43.

a fan    

But it was too late. His testimony won't be credible but he didn't tell it from the beginning.

1615 days ago
44.

Vee    

TMMZ - How in the world do you keep coming up with this stuff. Keep it up though because it is truly entertaining. beLIEve

1615 days ago
45.

amontanez407    

I'm not as experienced in law as you and your crew Harvey, But maybe by firing the bodygaurd now... when he is called to testify during Murray's trial the defense can not claim that there is a conflict of interest?

1615 days ago
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