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Authorities Gunning for Conrad Murray's License

1/11/2011 10:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Sources tell TMZ ... the Medical Board of California will immediately ask the judge in Dr. Conrad Murray's preliminary hearing to yank his medical license if Murray is ordered to stand trial.

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Judge Michael Pastor should rule within a week whether there's enough evidence to warrant a manslaughter trial in the death of Michael Jackson.  If the judge orders a trial -- which he's expected to do -- the lawyer for the Medical Board -- who has been sitting in the courtroom -- will ask Judge Pastor to suspend Murray's license on the spot.

This will be the third attempt by the Board to suspend Murray's license.  The first two attempts failed.  Murray is already prohibited from administering "deep anesthetics," including Propofol.

Sources connected with Murray say he is furious that the Board is trying to suspend his ability to practice medicine, which would then make it impossible for him to pay for lawyers to defend him.

If California suspends Murray's license, it's likely the medical boards in Texas and Nevada would follow suit.

UPDATE: Conrad Murray has been ordered to stand to trial.

UPDATE: Conrad Murray's medical license has been suspended.

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31.

BrokenWing    

I must agree with the majority of the posts here. It is a sad state, when a man - a doctor/cardiologist is getting his hands on prescription drugs that is specifically geared towards a whole different skill set. You wouldn't want a foot doctor to perform heart surgery - would you?
The CA Medical Board (or Texas for that matter) shouldn't have been refused their initial request to have Murray's license suspended until the outcome of trial (if applicable) or at least a thorough investigation.

- Delivery of a hypnotic agent/anesthesia to a home address (Murray's girlfriend certainly should NOT have had access to the medications under any cir***stances)
- Utilization of an anesthesia/ hypnotic agent without proper diagnosis/ reasoning/ justification - improper use
- Dispensing of an anesthesia/ hypnotic agent without proper medical precautions to preserve life
- Dispensing of an anesthesia/ hypnotic agent in a setting which does not support the use of such medications
- Quantity control measures not followed/not taken to ensure patient care and monitoring

If anything, doctors need to be held MORE accountable for patients, especially ones who treat persons who've admitted addictions (prior or ongoing). .

Additionally, I do not think the judge will need a week or should even take that long. It is clear, just in the limited testimony the press has provided; there was a clear cognizance of guilt on Murray's behalf. Even if you discredit the MJ House Staff, Murray hid the medications that he gave to Mr. Jackson to State of CA employees as well as UCLA doctors - this clearly shows he KNEW he was in the wrong. (and honestly just how foolish he is, Did he really believe that with Mr. Jackson's celebrity, there would NOT be an autopsy? No, Propofol/Diprovan vanishes quickly from the body - 'He felt no need to disclose because he was counting on the medications to have left no evidence behind' - because, once again, he had no knowledge of the medications he was prescribing his patient.) He did not have the medications delivered to his practice, leaving a potential 'probable medical trail', he concealed his transactions from his staff who might have question the need to have such medicines on hand.

Finally, for those who continue on the "He was an addict, get over it".. "move on".
Why don't you? Yes, Michael went on National Television and admitted that during the course of treatment for an injury, that he had become dependent on prescription medications. MOST people facing addiction can never admit such addictions and painstakingly deny and conceal their addictions.
But Mr. Jackson's death will go down in history as one of those "where were you when you learned..." moments.
Mr. Jackson's autopsy did NOT say he died from an overdose of barbiturates or opioids. He died as a result of an acute overdose of Propofol. Whether he "begged" for them or not, it was still Murray, a professional who took an oath to do NO HARM, which gave him the medications and probably the overdose which lead to the events of 6/25/2009.

Mr. Jackson naively tried to change the world with the innocence of a child. It is clear, that Human Nature dictates hate, envy, jealousy and ignorance; unfortunately, LOVE, song and words alone cannot change that.

You say move on, I say "Deal with it!"
Mr. Jackson may not have changed the world the way he visioned, but he will bring about a change in the way Doctors dispense medicines and to what level of accountability those doctors will be held in the future. Doctors have become little more than 'Pushers with a license'.

1196 days ago
32.

angles    

OH YES WE ARE TALKING ABOUT THIS CASE BECAUSE UNTIL JUSTICE IS SERVED HE WALKS AROUND FREE AND MICHAEL IS DEAD WE ALL KNOW HE IS GUILTY AND WE WON'T GIVE UP I HAVE BEEN WATCHING THIS CASE FOR QUITE A WHILE AND SO ARE MY POLICE FRIENDS IN TORONTO AND WE ARE BOILING THAT HE IS STILL FREE IF YOU BELIEVE HIM AND ANYTHING HE HAS SAID THINK AGAIN I FEEL SORRY FOR HIS LAWYER CAUSE HE IS FIGHTING A LOOSING BATTLE AND MAKING A BAD NAME FOR HIMSELF

1196 days ago
33.

nan    

murray isnt paying for anything anyway. yank the license before he kills someone else

1196 days ago
34.

111pattycakes    

WHEN LAWYERS SUE MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS: The Lawyer tries to look for delays....Is there anything the doctor could have done differently that would have prevented the death of the patient? Well that MONSTROUS delay in calling 911 (after 12 noon)...when Jackson stopped breathing at 11:00am? OMG! MURRAY...JUST STAND UP AND ASK THE JUDGE FOR A TRIAL AND A CONVICTION. ADMIT WHAT YOU DID! STOP LYING!

1196 days ago
35.

mymjj5    

All this drama, hype and big talk only to let this jackal go free. the best part of the entire prelim is the comedy of the defense team. the defense strategy is simply hilarious!!!lie after lie after desperate lie!!! murray's defense team are a bunch of intelligent fools. i can simply imagine the looks on their faces as they present their defense for murray....just laughable.....damn near mirthful coupled with side splitting stupidity!!!
Before this is all over murray will blame Meinhardt Raabe one of the last "Munchkins" who passed away in Penny Farms, Florida last year. Team Murray will blame anyone and everyone dead or alive to save Murray's pin head pencil neck azz!!!! Murray aint worth the time it would take to kick his azz let alone wasting the tax payer's time and money!!!! The entire prelim is a crock leading into a mock trial.

No Justice, No Purchase!!!!

1196 days ago
36.

nan    

I fully agree that Murray should lose his medical licence and his liberty.
However, I do want to see Murray convicted after a FAIR trial, so the fact that he will no longer be able to afford legal representation is worrying.
When Murray is convicted, it has to be a clear decision, an unequivocal judgement regarding his behaviour.
We do not want the media saying that Murray was only convicted due to his sub-standard legal defence.

Posted at 6:39 AM on Jan 11, 2011 by Brigha from UK

brighta i agree that i want him to get a fair trial. everybody deserves that but he can go sel shoes or work at burger king to pay his bills,as far as i am concerned, that license should be taken away.
he used that licinse to grossly neglect his patient.
i have a feeling that he will not end up with any public defender anyway
he has top tier lawyers who i bet he isnt paying for now.
it seems diane dimond has met with them so i am assuming she will be their mouthpiece in the media.
same as she was sneddons sniper.
they have all their ducks in a row.

1196 days ago
37.

mymjj5    

A medical board needs a judge's official stamp of approval for suspending a license. I was under the impression that it only took a judge's ruling when it came to revocation of a license, and that med boards could exercise acts of suspension, of their own accord - such as in THIS case: suspending a license until after a malpractice (let alone manslaughter, possible murder even! - in a physician/patient relationship) suit that was initiated against a physician that his/her patient had died due to their gross negligence (for instance) had been completed: found guilty: revoke... found innocent: lift suspension... but, until the outcome of the case - SUSPENDED - in a "until we know for sure" stance that the board would take in order to keep others safe, just in case!" demeanor/action.
Guess Not.
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This is exactly what I was thinking. I just did'nt know how to put it into words. GREAT POST!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

1196 days ago
38.

Audie    

Long overdue!!! That man should NEVER practice medicine again!!

1196 days ago
39.

FlowerPower    

Posted at 8:19 AM on Jan 11, 2011 by BrokenWing
Excellent post, thank you!

1196 days ago
40.

Chic    

This should have happened a long time ago,my son is a lawyer and
thought his license had already been suspended and said they
should have been. Hopefully this time it will happen. Justice
For MJ/RIP MJ.

1196 days ago
41.

Unknown    

TMZ is not reporting on Jermaine Jackson. The reason why he is not at court he is stuck in West Africa, check out radaronline. He is behind in child support and his passport expired, so he is being held there.

1196 days ago
42.

mj fan forever    

Does that MURDERER dare to be furious, too???!!! His license would have had to be YANKED much time ago!!!!!!

1196 days ago
43.

Roseilicious     

"..... he is furious that the Board is trying to suspend his ability to practice medicine, which would then make it impossible for him to pay for lawyers to defend him." -- TMZ

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Before all of this it was reported (reliable source(s)?) that Murray couldn't afford even his child support, etc. and was in even in some pretty heavy arrears.

Again: Suddenly his arrears were paid off. Of course, the 1st question is then: "By whom?", since he consistently maintained that he didn't INTENTIONALLY neglect to pay support, but that he was under financial hardship and COULDN'T make payment.

MJ dies.. he claims also, that he wasn't paid for "services rendered" per 'contract' (a whole 'nother dubious kettle of fish just to THAT matter alone), and was wailing that he needed this money to catch up on his bills beside the 'fact' he was still owed.

M'k.

SO... he was paid then? By whom? Has the matter of the contract being with MJ, the Estate, or with AEG for the O2 tour (of which he was 'contracted' for initially, correct?) been validated/verified as of yet... to PROVE that he should recieve payment, and since has proven it, hence paid?

If so, I haven't come across that information -- albeit, I haven't been researching to FIND that information, if it DOES exist...) So it stands as entirely possible that I've missed that tid bit.

Anybody?

If all of that has NOT been settled, then I assume (safely, or not. lol) that he would still be waiting upon payment so theoretically would be/is... SHOULD be... still "too broke to make payment". Yet his child support has been made current, including arrears. AND, needless to say, his defense team I sincerely doubt, are representing him pro bono (ie. representing him on possible feelings of righteousness and indignation for such a miscarriage of justice against this person - Murray - so feel compelled to fight for his honor in a court of law which is where they could correct this wrong FOR him in their "white knight" compassion... OR, for using this case as a high profile case PR boost, in lieu of payment, for examples)

So, yeah. Who's financing this defense side of this case...

Does anyone KNOW FOR SURE, that they are NOT representing him pro bono, or even just claiming by implying or innuendo, that they are??

I'll check back for further posts that may be able to shed better - preferably VIABLE/verifiable - information on this/these matters in question...

Um... Mjuls? (lol) Are you around anywhere on here as of late...??

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*** come to think of it, I find it a bit odd that Mjuls wouldn't be present on THESE prelim boards especially, at least, as he/she was interested in imparting legal observation and input of their expertise on these boards BEFORE this prelim began - (just before Christmas some 3 wks ago, actually) - and I remember his/her proclamation that they would return soon after the New Year. Hmm. ***


Again... just in case, mind you ...

MJULS,


IF you are silently lurking: I will ask for a LAST time (have asked previously somewhere on this and another - perhaps? - this same question: Why it is you feel that Murray WILL be held over for trial, but that he will walk NOT because he will be proven innocent or any other reason other than "Jury Nullification". You came across as if you were very certain of this.

(I will, now, after posting this (and, since TMZ has reverted back to their original layout - couldn't find it for squat when I had visited and found the layout completely changed and until now really haven't had the time - go back to the thread you stated this on, and copy/paste it into a post on here for reference...)

Because the "Prelim" thread is HUGE and due to time constraints cannot spend the time reading every last post - 100 more are added each time I attempt to catch up, let alone the vast posting of 'waste' that's on the thread... I will never catch up! lol So perhaps you've responded, and I've not found it? If so please alert, and direct, me -- anyone -- to the post, PLEASE. Thank You.

QUESTION: Why, so sure, "Jury Nullification"?

Also, do you feel the same now, in light of this prelim having begun, and the testimony given thus far, that he will still walk by Jury Nullification...? Or, do you feel he will still walk, but for some other reason? Or, has your opinion of the possible outcome of this case, at all, radically changed?


I wish you well, and thank you for your legal/personal opinion input in response, in advance.

1196 days ago
44.

lisa    

It's pretty obvious that this doctor has some very poor judgement and is a danger to society.

To hook anybody up to an infusion of propofol outside of a medical setting for the purpose of inducing sleep is just unthinkable. And to do it without the proper monitoring devices AND TO LEAVE THE ROOM is just insane.

I don't care if Michael did drink or shoot himself up with the propofol. This idiot handed propofol to him like it was okay to use it. That is what killed Michael. Reckless administering of the drug.

I hope the state of CA medical board shoves Dr. Murray's license up his A**.

1196 days ago
45.

tagztar    

f u c k the comment @ 12 come a su ck my di Ck betta yet a zz wen i sh it u piece of s h i t get a life u muthafuka

1196 days ago
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