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Arnie Klein Sings Like Canary

I'll Tell You Where

I Stashed the Artwork

2/26/2013 12:10 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0718-arnie-klein-tmz-3He talked a big game ... but Arnie Klein folded like a cheap suit when authorities came banging on his door this morning ready to arrest him unless he told officials where to find his expensive (missing) art collection ... TMZ has learned.

We broke the story ... a warrant was issued for Klein's arrest after he allegedly failed to turn over more than 100 pieces of wildly expensive artwork as well as a 2001 Ferrari Spider to the bankruptcy trustee after he filed for bankruptcy in 2011. 

A rep for the U.S. Marshals Service tells TMZ ... deputies went down to Klein's home in Palm Springs, CA to arrest him this morning ... when Klein suddenly felt the urge to spill his guts.

We're told ... Klein (Michael Jackson's former doctor) informed the deputies exactly where to find the art and the Ferrari -- so officials decided not to arrest him because they felt he was cooperative.

As for the artwork, it includes pieces by Andy Warhol (including the famous Marilyn Monroe), Robert Graham, David Hockney, Roy Lichtenstein, Claes Oldenburg, Renoir, Rodin and Toulouse-Lautrec.

If Klein's information turns out to be legit -- we're told he'll stay out of jail ... for now.

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1.

KittyKittyKitty    

Yikes!

567 days ago
2.

CN    

As Prince Jackson gets older it's undeniable Arnie Klein is his bio father. Spittin' image of his father, he is. No shame Arnie, just own it.

567 days ago
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obvious    

Giggle

567 days ago
4.

DaveT    

Ferrari Spider convertible are sweeeet, great for cruisin' the shore line hair flyin' in the air

567 days ago
5.

Violent Pope    

Kook

567 days ago
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NOT ELMO    

Arnie Klein Sings Like Canary................HE should've been in LES MISERABLES...

567 days ago
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Luz    

Wow! I bet he sent a lot more overseas, out of the U.S. computers and jurisdiction.

567 days ago
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Luz    

In the picture above he looks pist off.

567 days ago
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Brigha from UK    

Something very strange is going on here.
Why has Klein been forced into bankruptcy when he owns those paintings? They are worth a fortune. Just the Warhol itself would fetch millions. So why wasn't that single picture sold to avoid bankruptcy?
None of this makes sense.
Klein was financially prudent throughout all his life. He amassed expensive property and investment art. Are we supposed to believe that suddenly in the last two years he has overspent and left himself vulnerable?
I'm know he's not a likeable guy, but I'm beginning to wonder if there is any truth in his allegations of bank fraud and embezzlement. And why does Klein suspect that Harvey Levin is somehow involved.
IMO the whole situation stinks and should be investigated.

567 days ago
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mj fan forever    

It was not him who was calling BS and have them come arrest me?!!! Now all of a sudden this disgusting quack liar felt the urge to spill his guts simply because was too scared to end up in jail!!! Too bad they decided to not to arrest him, they should have had to throw him to rot in jail!!!!

567 days ago
11.

KicksandGiggles    

Darn maybe they can arrest him for non child support of his kid Prince.

567 days ago
12.

taz    

I saw his son do a guest hosting spot on Entertainment Tonight recently. There is no denying who fathered Michael's oldest son, he looks just like his dear old dad.

567 days ago
13.

lisa c    

I hope they are able to recover these works of art, especially Rodin!

567 days ago
14.

mr.howell     

Wow,he's become a 'bloated' mess!,and yes,Prince Jackson looks just like him..interesting..hmmm.

567 days ago
15.

lisa c    

Speculating the biological father of a 16 yr old online. Ick!

567 days ago
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