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Going After Dr. Murray's Money


1/18/2012 3:30 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Prosecutors will no longer seek more than $100 million in restitution from Dr. Conrad Murray at the request of Michael Jackson's family, because as the proverb goes can't squeeze blood from a turnip.

A rep for the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office says prosecutors were informed that the Jackson family is giving up on restitution ... so the D.A. withdrew the request.  As a result, the restitution hearing scheduled for Monday has been called off.

Murray -- who's serving a 4 year jail sentence for his role in the death of MJ -- is basically broke ... and now that his medical license has been revoked, it's unclear how he plans to earn money once he's released.

It seems the Jackson family finally decided it wasn't worth the time or the energy to battle for scraps.


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I am shocked. If there was $1 they could get Joe would go after it.

976 days ago

Gsharon 710    

How about...."Dr. Murray has children to feed and ours are not hurting or hungry."

976 days ago



Why are you only POOFING some of UnWell's posts????

976 days ago


Request for restitution from doctor convicted in Michael Jackson’s death withdrawn


Prosecutors will not seek restitution against the doctor convicted of killing Michael Jackson after conferring with the singer’s parents and attorneys for his estate and children.

The request for payments from Conrad Murray was withdrawn Wednesday during a brief court hearing, just days before a judge was scheduled to consider how much the former cardiologist should pay to members of Jackson’s family or his estate.

Deputy District Attorney David Walgren told the judge handling the case that he was withdrawing the restitution request after speaking with Jackson’s mother, Katherine, and attorney for his father, Joseph. Walgren also consulted with an attorney for the singer’s estate and a court-appointed attorney representing the interests of Jackson’s three children, a transcript of the proceedings shows.

Murray remains in jail after being convicted in November of involuntary manslaughter. He was sentenced to serve four years in jail, but his incarceration will be cut in half due to overcrowding and California’s budget crunch.

Jackson’s estate estimated the singer would have earned at least $100 million if he had performed his “This Is It” concerts planned for London’s O2 arena. Murray might have also been found liable for Jackson’s funeral expenses, which totaled more than $1.8 million. Murray’s attorneys said he had nowhere near the money to pay either amount, and he filed paperwork last month indicating he is indigent.

Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor ruled that the family was waiving its right to restitution permanently, although two separate cases pending in a Los Angeles civil court seek damages for the King of Pop’s June 2009 death. Katherine Jackson is suing concert giant AEG Live, which was promoting Jackson’s planned series of comeback concerts, claiming they failed to properly supervise Murray.

Joseph Jackson is suing AEG Live, alleging negligence by the entertainment promoter in his son’s death, and he is suing Murray for wrongful death in the case.

Murray’s attorney, J. Michael Flanagan, said he was pleased to have the restitution issue resolved. Flanagan said during Wednesday’s hearing that he intends to seek bail for Murray while he appeals his conviction, according to the transcript, but he was told to put the request in writing.

The fate of Joseph Jackson’s civil case remains unclear. A California bar court in Los Angeles recommended Friday that the Jackson family patriarch’s attorney, Brian Oxman, be barred from practicing law because of conduct on other, unrelated cases. Oxman filed Joseph Jackson’s lawsuit in federal court on the one-year anniversary of the singer’s death, but a judge later ruled it should be heard in state court. Oxman is the only attorney who has been listed on the case so far and has been a vocal antagonist against Murray and AEG Live.

Reached by phone, Oxman declined to comment on the recommendation, which still must be approved by the California Supreme Court.

The disciplinary court found that Oxman and his wife, who is also his law partner, mixed clients’ and personal funds in an effort to evade creditors and sanctions imposed against Oxman. He had been disciplined previously, which the court cited among its reasons for seeking the revocation of his law license.

976 days ago


Prayers and love for Michael's children and the Jackson family. Much love, prayers and hugs to all.

976 days ago


I'm sure Pizza Hut will still be hiring when he's released.

976 days ago


Trust me this man will write and book and I hope it is no statute of limitation for the children to sue. He will make a movie because Conrad Murray was paid a lot of money from big people to do what he did. He can always practice medicine in another country.

976 days ago


These people enabled mj than profited Gloriously and unashamed after his death. This guy didn't kill him although he was part of a bigger problem.starting with his family.
Let this guy go on with his life.
The surviving Jackson's are pathetic

976 days ago

Barb. A.    

Here is the whole story if any one cares. CM lawyer is trying to get bail for him while he waits on the appeal.

976 days ago

Snowman with a Turnip Nose    

How is he going to earn money? Probably by doing what he did before jail, selling drugs to addicts.

976 days ago


This is crazy, but what hasn't been crazy about this whole thing. The family is nuts from stopping this. Even though Murray doesn't have the money, this would have stopped him from making any money off of his crime, because the money he would have made would have gone to Michael's children.
Something is fishy about this whole thing, and eventually it will all come out like it always does.

As far as the civil suits against Murray and Aeg, the one with Murray won't happen and the one with Aeg I bet will get settled before it hits the courtroom.

976 days ago

Dr.Conrad Murray    

Don't worry,I have made plans,my future will be a rich one.
Thank You my many TMZ fans & supporters.

God Bless
Dr.Robert Conrad Murray
soon to be free.

976 days ago


Too bad that all of the little boys that MJ molested never had the opportunity to "battle for scraps." It's a real shame that Conrad Murray is serving time for MJ's drug addiction, while throughout MJ's entire life he got off scott free with child molestation. What a sick pervert!

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