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Dr. Conrad Murray

Asks Court

To Get Out of Jail

1/27/2012 3:47 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Dr. Conrad Murray has just filed legal docs asking a judge to release him from jail pending appeal.

Murray claims in his legal docs he has a legitimate basis to appeal his manslaughter conviction.  Among the grounds for appeal -- "improper exclusion of defense evidence and witnesses that resulted in violating the defendant's State and constitutional rights to due process, to present a defense and to the effective assistance of counsel."

Murray's lawyer also says, "He has exhausted virtually all of his available resources."

Murray is asking to be released on no bail pending the appeal.

If released, Murray says he plans to live with his baby mama Nicole Alvarez -- and would be willing to wear an electronic monitoring bracelet.

Murray says he would also seek employment to support his children -- though it's unclear what work that would entail ... considering his medical license has been unceremoniously revoked.

To illustrate his dire circumstances behind bars, Murray's lawyer says the ex-doctor is housed under "maximum security" conditions -- isolated in a solitary cell, and escorted around the jail facility with his hands chained to his waist.

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226.

Dose Of Reality    

But none of the fans could even think that Ralph Chacon may have been fired with the excuse of theft when it MAY actually have been because he witnessed something he shouldn't have. I'm not saying that is what happened but it is more common then you may think. Were charges filed against him?

890 days ago
227.

MiMi    


Jackson defense attacks guard credibility

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SANTA MARIA, Calif. (AP) — Michael Jackson's attorney attacked the credibility of two former employees at the singer's Neverland ranch who said they had seen Jackson act inappropriately with young boys.
Former security guard Ralph Chacon said Thursday he had seen Jackson kiss, fondle and perform oral sex on a boy who later received a financial settlement from the pop star. Another prosecution witness, Adrian McManus, said she had seen Jackson kissing and touching three boys, including the one Chacon had testified about.

But defense lawyer Thomas Mesereau Jr. accused Chacon of making the whole thing up "to get even" with the singer and portrayed McManus as a thief and a liar. Mesereau also accused Chacon of having tried to "extort" $16 million from Jackson in a lawsuit and lengthy trial that he, McManus and other ex-employees lost. They were ultimately ordered to pay more than $1.4 million in a judgment won by Jackson.

"After a six-month trial, this is a good way to get even with him, isn't it?" Mesereau asked Chacon, drawing a strong objection from the prosecution.

McManus' testimony was scheduled to resume Friday.

The former employees' testimony is part of a prosecution attempt to show that the current molestation allegations against Jackson are part of a pattern of inappropriate sexual contact with young boys dating back more than a decade.

In questioning by District Attorney Tom Sneddon, Chacon told of looking through a window one night at Jackson's pool house in late 1992 or early 1993 and seeing him perform oral sex on a 10-year-old boy.

Chacon said he saw Jackson get in a Jacuzzi and shower with a boy, then kiss the boy's head and shoulders before moving his hands "down to his private area." He also said there was another incident in which Jackson took the boy away in a golf cart and kissed him in front of a Peter Pan display.

The boy received a financial settlement, reportedly between $15 million and $20 million, from Jackson in 1994. The boy did not cooperate with a police investigation and no charges were filed against Jackson. The boy is not scheduled to testify in the trial.

Jackson, 46, is accused of molesting a 13-year-old boy in 2003, giving him alcohol and conspiring to hold the boy's family captive to get them to make a video rebutting a TV do***entary in which Jackson said he allowed children to sleep in his bed but that it was innocent.

McManus, a Jackson maid between 1990 and 1994, also testified Thursday that she saw the pop star kiss actor Macaulay Culkin on the cheek while his hand was on Culkin's bottom. The defense has asserted that Culkin has repeatedly said he was never molested, and a spokeswoman for the actor has said he has no plans to be part of the case.

McManus described a similar scene with another boy and a third incident involving the same boy that Chacon testified about.

In the latter incident, she said, Jackson and the boy were changing their shirts when Jackson kissed the boy on his cheek and mouth and put his hand on his groin area.

But McManus also testified that when subpoenaed in the lawsuit that resulted in the 1994 settlement she did not tell attorneys that she had seen Jackson touching the boy.

"I didn't tell the truth. I said I didn't see anything," she said.

Mesereau confronted her repeatedly with statements from her deposition and each time she said she could not recall until the attorney showed them to her.

"Do you know how many times you lied under oath in the ... deposition?" asked Mesereau.

"The whole time," she said. "I believe I didn't tell the truth."

She said she was afraid of Jackson because he had threatened to report her to her superiors if she ever did anything he didn't like. She also said she needed the job because her husband had been laid off and a house payment was due.

Mesereau also pointed out that McManus and her husband were found in a lawsuit to have defrauded three children of more than $30,500 from their estate and that in the Jackson lawsuit she was assessed $30,000 for stealing a sketch of Elvis Presley that Jackson had drawn and selling it to a tabloid.

McManus insisted that she found the sketch in the trash and didn't consider its worth.

The former guard also acknowledged he was ordered to pay $25,000 for allegedly stealing Jackson's property, which he said was only a candy bar.

In heated cross-examination, he acknowledged that when he and other employees decided to sue Jackson they consulted a lawyer who told them the only way they could fund the suit was to sell stories to tabloids. Chacon said they sold a story for $17,000 and all the money went to the lawyer.

Mesereau pressed him on whether he drafted the story at the lawyer's office.

"I probably did," said Chacon. "It's been a long time."

"Well it's no longer than some of these events you claim to have witnessed with Mr. Jackson," Mesereau replied.

The witness paused and said, "I probably did. I did."

http://www.usatoday.com/life/people/2005-04-08-jackson-gu...

890 days ago
228.

Luz    

BnB and others: I thought you read the transcripts b4 you made your comments. The transcript clearly says a grand jury found Chacon liable for the restitution of $25,000. on stolen property from MJ, which he never paid because he was broke, so he declared bankruptcy.

890 days ago
229.

MiMi    

CROSS-EXAMINATION

BY MR. MESEREAU:

Q. Good morning, Mr. Chacon.

A. Good morning, sir.

Q. Mr. Chacon, my name is Tom Mesereau, and I

speak for Mr. Jackson.

A. Yes, sir.

Q. I’d like to ask you a few questions about

that lawsuit you lost. That was the longest civil

trial in the history of Santa Maria, right?

A. I don’t know, sir.

Q. It went about six months, didn’t it?

A. I believe so, yes, sir.

Q. You sued Mr. Jackson and you wanted $16

million, right?

A. Well, I don’t know about the 16 million.

Q. You wanted millions, true?

18 A. No, sir.

Q. Really?

A. Well, I don’t know, sir. Whatever our

attorney was — he’s the one who was speaking for

us.

Q. Okay. We’ll get into that.

You sued Mr. Jackson claiming you were

wrongfully terminated, right?

A. That’s correct, sir.

Q. He sued you claiming you had stolen property

from him, true? 5202

A. That’s correct, sir.

Q. The jury found you were not wrongfully

terminated by Mr. Jackson, correct?

A. But we were, sir.

Q. Answer my question, please. Did the Santa

Maria jury find you were not wrongfully terminated

by Mr. Jackson?

A. Yes, sir.

Q. And they also found you had stolen property

from Mr. Jackson, correct?

A. But I didn’t, sir.

Q. Did the Santa Maria jury find you had stolen

property from Mr. Jackson?

A. Yes, sir.

Q. A judgment was entered against you, Mr.

Chacon, for $25,000, the value of what you had

stolen, correct?

A. For candy bars, sir?

Q. A judgment was entered against you for

$25,000, the value of what the Court found you had

stolen, correct?

A. Well, if a candy bar is worth that much,

yes, sir.

Q. That’s not all you owe Mr. Jackson

currently, is it?

A. No, sir. I don’t owe him.

Q. In fact, Judge Zel Canter of this court,

entered a judgment against you and your 5203

co-defendants for $1,473,117.61, correct?

A. Yes, sir.

Q. He ordered you pay all of Mr. Jackson’s

legal fees and costs, correct?

A. Yes, sir.

Q. Have you ever paid any of that judgment, Mr.

Chacon?

A. No, sir. I filed bankruptcy.

Q. Now, the jury found you not only stole from

Mr. Jackson, but you acted maliciously, correct?

A. No, sir.

Q. Did a judge find you had acted with malice?

A. No, sir.

Q. Is there a judgment against you for acting

with fraud against Mr. Jackson?

A. That I know of, no, sir.

Q. Would it refresh your recollection to look

at the judgment?

A. Yes, sir.

MR. MESEREAU: May I approach, Your Honor?

THE COURT: Yes.

THE WITNESS: Okay.

Oh, it’s there, sir. I didn’t know. Yes,

sir.

Q. BY MR. MESEREAU: Have you had a chance to

look at that judgment, Mr. Chacon?

A. Do you mean right now?

Q. Yes. 5204

A. Yes, sir.

890 days ago
230.

Luz    

Read it again. This time objectively.

890 days ago
232.

HumanNature    

THE HATERS CAN'T READ AND WILL NEVER BE OBJECTIVE!!!!


THEY LIKE TO SPECULATE, GOSSIP, SPREAD RUMORS, INNUENDOS AND MORE IMPORTANTLY "LIE"!!!


I FOUND RALPH CHACON TESTIMONY EXTREMELY "UNTRUTHFUL" SINCE HE CLAIMED TO HAVE WITNESS ABUSE AGAINST A CHILD AND DID ABSOLUTELY "NOTHING"!!!

890 days ago
233.

Dose Of Reality    

People that live paycheck to paycheck are often scared of loosing their next one. Also, not everyone has a multi-million dollar legal team at their disposal. They also don't have an insurance company willing to illegally pay several million so that a case can be dropped.


Luz: 5 hours ago
Read it again. This time objectively.
(all of it)

890 days ago
234.

HumanNature    

KEEP MAKING UNFOUNDED BS EXCUSES!!!!

890 days ago
235.

HumanNature    

APPARENTLY, YOU GOT THE MESSAGE!!!!


DOG

890 days ago
236.

HumanNature    

I GOT IT RIGHT, DUMMY!!!


MINE: USED TO REFER TO A THING OR THINGS BELONGING TO OR ASSOCIATED WITH THE SPEAKER.


YOU ARE OUT OF SIGHT AND OUT OF MIND!!!!


ANGER CLOUDS THE "MIND"!!!


DOG

890 days ago
237.

Luz    

BnB
People that live paycheck to paycheck are often scared of loosing their next one. Also, not everyone has a multi-million dollar legal team at their disposal. They also don't have an insurance company willing to illegally pay several million so that a case can be dropped.
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Of course, that's why he stole from his boss, he complained about his salary, he spied on his boss; and when he says he "saw", kept his mouth shut and did absolutely nothing. When he was interviewed by police in the MJ case, he withheld that information, and sold it to tabloids. Is that what you call fear?
Also, are you implying that the insurance company acted illegally? If I were you I wouldn't go there!

890 days ago
238.

MiMi    

OhWell: about an hour ago

Does It Smell
Like A Decomposing
Corps?

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Between duidumdum and OhPoof I don't know which one is more illiterate. Yet they each have the nerve to play at being the TMZ spelling patrol. ROFL!


I would swear they are both one and the same, except for dumdum's post regarding "if" MJ is really dead.

Now, that definitely reminds me of someone else......

890 days ago
239.

HumanNature    

duilama:


YES INDEED, YOU'RE A "SORRY" ASS!!!

890 days ago
240.

LadyD    

OhWell & duilama

Rabid Haters

You post your pathetic lies
along with your whining sighs.

When you bully and taunt
your true ignorance you flaunt.

You never post the facts
to prove your lying acts.

You play your silly games
hiding behind many names.

I know you just don't get it
so you should really quit it.

You think you have a fad,
but what you are is "SAD"
because you are really mad
at ..... Awwww Who Cares??!!!

890 days ago
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