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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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31.

patty    

BWAHAHAHAHA GOOD!

871 days ago
32.

mj fan forever    

KLEIN IS A DIRTY LIAR AND A DISGUSTING CHARACTER BUT HE IS NOT RESPONSIBLE MURDERER IS THE SOLE RESPONSIBLE AND WOULD HAVE HAD TO PAY MUCH MORE HE WAS THE ONLY ONE WHO HAS BEEN RECKLESSNESS WITHOUT ANY CONSCIOUNESS AND SCRUPLES HE LIED TO PARAMEDICS AND UCLA DOCTORS AND MICHAEL COULD BE SAVED BUT MURDERER IMPEDED IT HE SHOULD HAVE HAD THE DEATH PENALTY ON MURDER CHARGE AND IF HE NOW IS FINALLY ROTTING IN JAIL IT'S THANKS TO THE PROSECUTORS!!!!!! SO NOW THEY INVESTIGATE THE DISGUSTING LIAR KLEIN BUT THIS HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH MURDERER'S HORRIBLE ACTIONS PLUS NO DEMEROL WAS FOUND IN MICHAEL'S SYSTEM AND THE CORONER SAID MICHAEL WAS NOT A DRUG ADDICT!!!! MURDERER MUST CONTINUE TO ROT IN JAIL BEFORE ROTTING IN HELL!!!!!

871 days ago
33.

Nanny    

Is it just my imagination, or does Prince look just like Arnie?

871 days ago
34.

Truth    

SRUSLY, THIS DUDE SHOULD BE IN JAIL BEFORE CONRAD MURRAY. HE WAS MJ'S FIRST CONSISTENT ENABLER AND STAR STRUCK DOC ON HIS PAYROLL. NO DOUBT HE GETS HIGH ON THE DRUGS HE PRESCRIBES. TRUTH!!

871 days ago
35.

Willie'sNelson    

Not a good sine when your own lawyer bales on you. Glad ta here that Kleins being investegated. I hope some of the other doctors who overprescribed are to.

871 days ago
36.

Suki    

Mind its got to be said, Klein and Prince are the double of each other. Poor kid, I realise its doubtful but I really hope Prince never knows/finds out and as for Klein he needs the book throwing at him!

871 days ago
37.

Barb. A.    

The doctor's from MJs past are not the one's that killed MJ. CM is to blame for that act due to his own actions of not monitoring MJ like he should have been. MJ did not have any other drugs in his system except the ones that CM admitted to giving him. Trying to blame the other doctor's for his death is incorrect. Since the autopsy showed no organ damage from heaving drug use I don't understand how some can blame those doctor's for his death. They may have prescribed med's but they did not kill MJ, CM did that on his own. Just my opinion.

871 days ago
38.

Dan    

I think all drug addicts like MJ should sue their doctors! Think of the dough you could ring in for blaming your sickness on someone else.

Enough distorting the facts - MJ Fans can sucker themselves into any illusion, but the straight fact was MJ WAS A MASSIVE DRUG ADDICT. Any health professional could tell you that.

871 days ago
39.

HumanNature    

THE DEFENSE EXPERT DRUG ADDICTION SPECIALIST, Dr. Robert Waldman STATED THAT MJ WAS NOT A DRUG ADDICT!!!


"Would you diagnose Michael Jackson as addicted to Demerol based strictly on these do***ents in my hand, yes or no?'' Deputy DA David Walgren asked, holding up a stack of medical records.

"Probably not,'' Waldman answered.


http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/SD-Addiction-Specialist-Testifies-in-Michael-Jackson-Doctors-Trial-132740943.html


NOW, STFU ABOUT MJ BEING ADDICTED!!!!

871 days ago
41.

HumanNature    

OhWell THE SIMPLE MIND "JACKASS"


TRY CLONING YOUR OWN "MENTALLY DISTURBED" NAME!!!!


DUMMY!!!!

871 days ago
42.

HumanNature    

WE HAVE ONE "DUMB ASS" CONVICTED FELON WITH A DEGREE SITTING IN A LONELY JAIL CELL!!!!


NOW, WE HAVE ANOTHER ON THE VERGE OF HAVING THEIR MEDICAL LICENSE SUSPENDED!!!!


ISN'T LIFE JUST GRAND!!!

871 days ago
43.

ladydiinpa    

good news, as far as I am concerned he belongs in jail to, along with his med. license suspended. Prince looks just like him...

871 days ago
44.

nosy_parker    

umm never knew Arnie had ms.

871 days ago
45.

HumanNature    

OhWell


CAN YOU EXPLAIN IN MJ AUTOPSY REPORT THAT THE CORONER FOUND "NO MEDICAL EVIDENCE" THAT MJ WAS ADDICTED TO ANY DRUGS????

871 days ago
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