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Seven Jackson doctors escape charges

By | Published on Friday 30 July 2010

Seven doctors have escaped charges of negligence in relation to drugs made available to Michael Jackson in the years leading up to his death.

The medics were being investigated by the Bureau Of Narcotic Enforcement, their spokeswoman Christine Gasparac confirmed yesterday. Although the case has been closed, one of the doctors has been referred to the California Medical Board for further scrutiny after he was found to have prescribed drugs under an alias. An investigation of the doctors’ actions by the Drug Enforcement Agency has also been dropped, a spokeswoman for that government agency, Sarah Pullen, said.

The lawyer of Michael’s father Joe Jackson, Brian Oxamna said that he was “very disappointed” that the investigations had been closed without any charges brought, telling reporters: “The misuse of medications by Michael Jackson in the last years of his life was excessive and to fail to bring that to the public eye is ignoring reality”.

Jackson’s personal physician, Conrad Murray (not one of the seven who had been under investigation) still faces charges of involuntary manslaughter after allegedly providing the singer with a lethal dose of the anaesthetic propofol as a cure for insomnia, which caused his death. Joe Jackson is also pursuing a civil lawsuit for wrongful death against Murray.



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