July 6, 2009
Michael Jackson's Mom Fears Looting Coroner Returns to Jackson House for Drugs 30 Minute Delay in Calling 911 for Jackson
Michael Jackson's Mom Fears Looting
Posted Jun 29th 2009 7:07PM by TMZ Staff
Michael JacksonThe lawyer for Michael Jackson's mother filed documents in court today, sounding the alarm that people up to no good will try and fleece Michael's estate. The court had apparently had enough concern to make Katherine the administrator of the estate pending a hearing next Monday.
Katherine's attorney, Burt Levitch, claims there are numerous bank accounts of Michael's that are being controlled by third parties. He says the bank accounts are used "to pay expenses of [Michael's] parents' home." Levitch says these bank accounts need to be controlled so third parties don't misspend the money.
Levitch also says there is worry about Michael's stake in the Sony-ATV Music Publishing Catalog -- which includes Beatles' works -- that Levitch says is the most important asset in the estate. Levitch says no one is now representing Michael's interests and he wants Katherine to step in her late son's shoes.
Levitch says at least one person is claiming to have a power of attorney to act on Michael's behalf. Although a power of attorney would have ended when Michael died, Levitch worries that not everyone knows that and assets could be misappropriated.
And the family is questioning whether a will really exists, because no one has informed them of that fact. We're told attorney John Branca, who was re-hired by Michael three weeks ago, is in possession of a will.
Katherine has the right under the order "to control tangible personal property currently in the physical possession of a third party, and to marshall and secure such assets."
Posted Jun 29th 2009 6:40PM by TMZ Staff
UPDATE: We're told the LAPD retrieved several prescription bottles from Jackson's house ...but the plastic bags by no means were filled with pills.
The L.A. County Coroner's office went back to Michael Jackson's home to retrieve medications, based on information turned up by the LAPD.
Coroner's staff left the house with two large plastic bags.
The Coroner would not say what types of meds were retrieved.
As we first reported, it is increasingly looking like Jackson died from a drug overdose -- possibly a combination of drugs.
30 Minute Delay in Calling 911 for Jackson
Posted Jun 29th 2009 6:37PM by TMZ Staff
It took Michael Jackson's doctor a half-hour to call 911after finding MJ unconscious -- this according to the doc's lawyer, Edward Chernoff.
Chernoff explained this bizarre revelation by saying Dr. Conrad Murray didn't immediately make the call from his cell phone because he didn't know the exact address of Michael's mansion. For the record, the house is just above Sunset Blvd. in Beverly Hills -- one of the most famous streets in the country.
Chernoff said Murray eventually got someone in the house to make the call.
Murray has already taken heat for performing CPR on Jackson as he was lying on a bed. Chernoff's excuse ... it was a "firm bed."