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D.A. On Verge Of Charging Mel Gibson

2/28/2011 11:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Sources connected with the Mel Gibson criminal investigation tell TMZ ... Gibson is about to be charged with domestic violence, but Oksana Grigorieva will not be charged with extortion.

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Multiple sources say the die is not officially cast, but the powers that be think there's enough evidence to prosecute Mel, however not enough to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Oksana extorted him -- notwithstanding that she demanded $15 million from him in return for keeping the tapes secret.

All of our sources say ... the turning point for prosecutors was the fact that prior to Oksana going to the Sheriff's Department and accusing Gibson of domestic violence, Mel's family law attorneys filed a declaration in the family law case, in which Mel admits to slapping Oksana -- he says because she was shaking baby Lucia wildly and feared Shaken Baby Syndrome.
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We're told the likely charge against Mel will be misdemeanor domestic violence -- he will not be charged with a felony.  Misdemeanor domestic violence carries a maximum penalty of six months in jail.

Sources say the extortion investigation has become a bone of contention between the D.A. and the L.A. County Sheriff's Department.  We're told Sheriff's investigators believe there is sufficient evidence -- much of which has not been made public -- to prosecute Oksana, but the D.A. doesn't agree.

As for a timetable ... we're told the decision is expected in the next two weeks, and very possibly this week.

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igotfleasfromtmz    

I am wanting for the DA his job is to present evidence that the sherif feels is sufficient. It is then up to a Jury.

1332 days ago
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LA me    

@LA me
Hey girl, wow! You're off EARLY? Or just waiting for everyone to finish partying?

Posted at 1:34 AM on Feb 28, 2011 by twilightmom
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@twilightmom
You beat Lil' to the punch. Hate doing these events, unless they are my personal client. Had one of my clients tonight. Easy as pie. 20 minute drive to viewing...wait for 6 hours then take them back home. Easy money!! Nice peeps too!! (and tippers) Can't beat it!!!

1332 days ago
48.

kali    

I don't have Sam's link but I googled and found this...think its the same webpage.

http://da.co.la.ca.us/feedback.htm

Anyways, nite all :)

1332 days ago
49.

jeebus    

This is incredibly sad. i was pretty sure they would charge him with a misdemeanor since he outright admitted to it, but not to charge her? how can there NOT be enough evidence? it makes you wonder if someone is getting paid under the table for this....

1332 days ago
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twilightmom    

@LA me
Yeah, saw your post to lil' right after I posted mine. Sounds good, esp the tips! 6 hrs though....I could do some serious reading during that time! Lol
Do you have a phone with internet? Just play on TMZ while you wait. (o:
Glad you had a good night! Guess I'm heading to bed. See ya'!
Tmom. {o:

1332 days ago
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LA me    

Sorry that Mickey couldn't make it though....miss that guy!!

1332 days ago
52.

Ray    

Wht about the possibility of falsfying evidence and illegal taping?

1332 days ago
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LA me    

Best thing is...its an 8 hour minimum on "Show Nights". Love it when they call it an early night!! At $110.00 an hour...how can I complain??

1332 days ago
54.

gibbs    

Life is not always fair or just.

1332 days ago
55.

Phil    

Mel Gibson has the Sheriff's in his back pocket... that's why.

1332 days ago
56.

steve    

Proof that the filthy ****ing jews not only run hollywood, but the US media, congress, government and legal system!

What a travisty

1332 days ago
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In Plain Sight    

While I do believe it is appropriate that Mel face some consequences for his verbal outburst against OG and ultimately slapping her, I consider it a much greater judicial tragedy that the D.A. is even considering NOT putting OG behind bars for her unabashed extortion of Mel!

By not holding OG accountable for her actions, the D.A must now bear the blame for future harm inflicted upon others by OG. The D.A.'s cowardice will fuel and reward her greed! It will be the children now who will bear the brunt of her manipulations. Tragically, even Lucia may be groomed to be just like OG so that OG can make Lucia take care of her when she is no longer successful manipulating men or government assistance programs to pay for her freeloading lifestyle.

OG is a despicable piece of trash. The only relief to this whole disgusting tale is that she will ultimately face judgment with One whom she cannot manipulate, One who is NOT a coward… One who is NOT afraid to bring her to justice because they "might" not win. What a pathetic district attorney.

@Mel…
Mel, after the dust settles from this horrific affair you will be back doing as you had been doing before… providing for your family and furthering your career - both successfully. OG will find it more and more difficult to leach off of others though and in time, her lack of providing for herself will come back to bite her in her a$$.

It would be good for you, Mel, if you tried to re-direct your frustration with whomever it is you see as to blame for global problems. Rather than blaming a particular ethnic/racial/gender/etc… group, blame it on the "haters" in our society. In every conceivable human grouping there are the "haters" and it is this group of people that are responsible for the hurtful things in our world. Who then could fault you for screaming in frustration, that it's the "haters" that are responsible for all the wars in our world (and etc, etc, etc).

Put this nasty matter behind you and don't look back. You've got a lot to offer this world, both professionally and personally. The best is yet to come to you Mel. Hang in there and know there are an awful lot of people who love you, flaws 'n all!

1332 days ago
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Cthrew    

I predict Oxy will be awarded exactly what she deserves in the civil suit. $1

Regrettably, Mel will have to foot the bill for her next bit of tomfoolery.

Can't wait for The Beaver!

1332 days ago
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LA me    

If Oinky is not charged, this would be a travesty. She has done the same thing (extortion) to all the men in her past. Seems as if Mel was the only man with the balls to stand up to her! What a bunch of pansies the rest of them are.

1332 days ago
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Jackie    

Oh! That's very bad news for Mel. Karma is a bitch..OXS you will get your karma one day.

1332 days ago
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