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MJ's Skin Doc

The Med Board Is On My Ass

... and My Lawyer Just Quit

12/5/2011 7:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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It ain't lookin' good for Dr. Arnie Klein ... Michael Jackson's dermatologist is under investigation by the Medical Board of California --  reportedly for pumping the singer full of prescription painkillers -- and now his lawyer has officially jumped ship.

Klein just posted a letter on his Facebook page, apparently sent from his former attorney -- advising Klein that he's been subpoenaed by the Board and has to appear for questioning on Dec. 15.

The letter does not explain the nature of the probe -- but according to TheDailyBeast.com, officials want to know more about allegations that Klein over-prescribed Demerol to MJ.

The Board reportedly wants to question Klein about the possibility that he self-prescribed narcotics, used false names on narcotics prescriptions, illegally handed out samples of dangerous drugs to his famous patients, and may have committed gross negligence by practicing while afflicted with multiple sclerosis.

Klein has always strongly denied any wrongdoing ... and thus far, has not been accused of any criminal conduct in the death of Michael Jackson.

As for Klein's lawyer, Herbert L. Weinberg -- dude doesn't explain why he's bailing on Arnie ... but recommends a couple of "fine lawyers" who could take over.

We called Klein for comment -- so far, no response.

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moe l.    

Hopefully Klein will find himself behind bars soon.

1054 days ago
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UPYOURS    

Dude, it must suck to be you. You were a participant as an enabler, its about time you go to jail too.

1054 days ago
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Areader    

Dr. Arnie Klein should lose his license to practice medicine based on his gross negligence in providing care for Michael Jackson!

1054 days ago
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Ray    

hopefully his jackson son will help out/got to keep a lid on the secrets

1054 days ago
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aquanet    

Geez, what took them so long! This guy is a terrible doctor to his patients and just another starstruck, hanger-on in the world and life of Michael Jackson. He is just another white collar drug pusher and dealer.SHAME ON HIM TOO.

1054 days ago
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michelle    

Don't fret Conrad Murray, you and your future cell mate will have a lot to talk about. Keep the home/cell fires burnin, Arnie's on his way!

1054 days ago
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UPYOURS    

Hell, I know why his lawyer quit, who would want to be his lawyer as his ship is sinking and he cannot pay his bills? I'd bail too.

1054 days ago
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UPYOURS    

TMZ, how about fixing the link so I can read (and laugh) the do***ent?

1054 days ago
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HumanNature    

RADAR ON LINE BROKE THIS STORY LAST WEEK!!!!


HOWEVER, ATTORNEY WEINBURG REALIZE THAT KLEIN IS A SERIAL "LIAR"!!!!


AND HARVEY LEVIN/TMZ SHOULD BE ASHAMED BY GIVING THIS LYING PIG A FORUM TO LIE AND SLANDER MJ!!!!


YOU ENABLE A KNOWN "LIAR"!!!!


PUT THAT HOMO LIAR IN A CELL NEXT TO THE "DUMB ASS" CONVICTED FELON WITH A DEGREE!!!!


WHAT IS THIS

1054 days ago
10.

Toilethead    

Good!

1054 days ago
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UPYOURS    

Nevermind about fixing the link, went to ROL to read it. Guess I will have to go there for info on stuff TMZ.

1054 days ago
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stan de man     

i cant get a pharmacy to release my meds a day early and these guys get what they want..how do they get away with it.. the DEA keeps track of all prescriptions , i guess if you are M.J.,ELVIS,LEDGER,PHOENIX,ETAL then you get what ya want..

1054 days ago
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HumanNature    

HARVEY LEVIN "I'M A LAWYER" SHOULD PROVIDE TO POLICE ALL THE KNOWN CROOKED DOCTORS IN LA!!!!


YOU DO A DISSERVICE BY GOSSIPING AND NOT REPORTING CRIME ON HUMANITY!!!!

1054 days ago
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Celebrities Suck    

Arnie Klein is an embarrassment to those honest dermatologist that care for their patients. Every interview that I've watch with this so called dermatologist I've noticed that he seems to be under the influence of some kind of drugs. And anyone that goes to this doctor must be insane. He made MJ look like a character from planet of the apes.

1054 days ago
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Celebrities Suck    

TMZ I would view the doc if the link worked.... DUH!

1054 days ago
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