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Mel Gibson:

Can You Hear Me Now?

8/11/2010 9:25 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... L.A. County Sheriff's investigators are waiting on Verizon, AT&T and other carriers to supply them with the last bit of evidence before turning the case over to the D.A.

Mel Gibson Investigation
As we have previously reported ... text messages and emails between Mel Gibson and Oksana Grigorieva play a part in piecing together what happened on January 6, during the now-famous blowout.  Although lawyers for both sides have anted up the texts and emails, Sheriff's investigators want to turn over the official records -- under the law, only official records from the carriers are admissible in evidence -- it's called the "best evidence" rule.

We're also told investigators may conduct several other interviews before turning the case over to the L.A. County D.A.'s Office -- possibly the week from next.

One more thing ...  We've learned the domestic violence investigation is being handled separately from the extortion investigation -- the latter is being investigated by the Major Crimes Bureau of the Sheriff's Department.  The goal, we're told, is for both investigations to be submitted to the D.A. at the same time.

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ohreally    

Glad to hear the Major Crimes Division is handling the extortion case. Ox will be going DOWN!

1502 days ago
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lisa2    

LEAVE MEL ALONE!!!!!!!

this ho is nothing but an extortionist.

1502 days ago
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sam    

I do hope that this woman is exposed for the altered, leaked tapes and subject to contempt of court and is held liable for the incredible damage she has done, willfully and maliciously.

Breakups are challenging, he loses his cool certainly and can be vulgar and demeaning but I am certain she did a lot to push those buttons, like threatening to take Lucia to Russia so Mel would never see her. She is nothing but trouble and worried because Dalton's 5k a month child support ends in less then two years.

1502 days ago
4.

Tammy    

SUKI SUKI NOW! Team Mel!!

1502 days ago
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jessup    

Mad needs to spend a few nights in jail.

1502 days ago
6.

marysyka    

Team Mel!

1502 days ago
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middleagedcrazy    

Well, at least there is a lot of 'evidence' one way or the other. Street corner price negotiations can be very tricky -- don't they teach that in 'escort school' to always get it in writing? Tee hee

1502 days ago
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Curious    

So, this is what the Major Crimes Bureau investigate.

http://www.la-sheriff.org/divisions/detective/major_crimes/mjrcrm.html

-Major Crimes Bureau conducts widely varied and specialized criminal investigations involving organized criminal enterprise groups, vice and morals investigations, cargo thefts, locating and apprehending criminals and fugitives, surveillance operations, crimes related to health care and illegal pharmaceuticals, extraditions, series and pattern robberies, and crimes involving imminent threat to the life of the victim such as solicitation for murder, kidnaping, Amber Alerts, and threats against government officials and Department members. In addition, professional staff handle the Department’s investigations related to business licensing, pawn shop and secondhand dealer operations and the processing of fugitive warrants and extradition requests. -

1502 days ago
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rg1    

Team Mel!

1502 days ago
10.

Curious    

Oh glee!

The MCB investigates organized crime groups and they're handling the extortion case.

I feel very happy right now.

1502 days ago
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fuddyduddy    

TEAM MEL!

HEAR US LOUD AND PROUD!

1502 days ago
12.

Michael    

Finally, those extortion text messages are going to be put the final stake in Oxy's coffin. You can't fake a text message, they are recorded by the cellular carriers and the court will be able to read every line, every message. The end is near...

1502 days ago
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ThinkingWoman    

Mad Mel needs to spend a few nights in jail.

Posted at 3:45 PM on Aug 11, 2010 by jessup
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For having a potty mouth?

IF he did abuse her physically, that is certainly an issue. Just as if she extorted him, that is an issue. The constant leaks coming from her camp have been reprehensible. There was no reason for any of that other than a very twisted one.

It was already in the courts. She claims not to have sold the recordings. ROL claims not to have purchased them. The only other reason is purely personal and evil.

1502 days ago
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Andolini    

No excuse for the Jew hating , woman beating, child hurting Drunk...He wanted this who*re so he got what he asked for..did I forget to mention the wife cheating, emotional abuser piece of sh*t..ohh I think I just mentioned it...there's a special place in Hell for you Mel..C U there..and I'll kick your ass...

1502 days ago
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fuddyduddy    

CPS - nothing there, Oxy-Toxy

Domestic Violence (LA Sheriff's Dept.) - pending

Custody Case before Judge Scott Gordon relating to child custody, child support, and visitation - pending

Extortion (Major Crimes Bureau) - pending

Music rights - pending

Oh shoot -- I just had a thought -- plese clarify for me someone! Mel's attorneys presented evidence for possible extortion against him. Last I knew, the sheriff's department was 'looking into it' meaning that a case had not been opened. Has a case been opened into the extortion? If so, that means evidence is THERE!

1502 days ago
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