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Whatever were they thinking...$1.4 MILLION DOLLAR MEMORIAL SERVICE

Discussion in 'Historical Events & Figures' started by ASPCA4EVER, Jul 22, 2009.

  1. ASPCA4EVER

    ASPCA4EVER New Member

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    Michael Jackson
    'Criminal aspects' probed in Jackson memorial cost
    July 21, 2009, 4:19 PM EST
    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- An investigation of an estimated $1.4 million spent by City Hall to provide police protection and other services at Michael Jackson's lavish memorial has "criminal aspects," the city attorney said Tuesday.
    City Attorney Carmen Trutanich told members of the City Council that investigators have interviewed witnesses and gathered evidence, and the probe "raises both civil and criminal aspects."
    Trutanich, who took office July 1, said he would provide no further details on the criminal elements. The target of the probe wasn't immediately clear.
    The financially desperate city has been facing a backlash for slapping taxpayers with the bill for the event at a time when the government has been slashing programs and considering layoffs.
    Trutanich said later his office had exchanged correspondence with the owner of the Staples Center, AEG, where the memorial was held July 7.
    "That letter is an investigative-type letter," said Trutanich spokesman John Franklin. "He's asking questions and wanting them to produce certain things.
    "His main goal here is to recoup the taxpayers' money. When you are dealing with the civil aspect, that's basically it," Franklin added.
    An AEG spokesman did not immediately return a phone call.
    City Councilman Dennis Zine has said the cost of the event could far surpass the estimate.
    The city's involvement in the Jackson event has been marked by confusion. An attempt to collect donations from Jackson fans to help cover the costs was later abandoned by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, who at first supported the idea.
    Among the costs was $48,000 on sandwiches to feed police and other personnel, brought in from 70 miles away.

    http://music.msn.com/music/article.aspx?news=422024&gt1=28102

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    Maybe the Jackson Family should start a collection plate and 'COUGH UP' some cash...OMG WHAT A MESS!!!
     
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    I agree and did you see how those people waiting to get in LOOKED?:D

    I think I have some footage from that event around here somewhere...


     
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    I heard but don't know for sure, that the only reason that Michael Jackson cannot be buried at Neverland is the law in California that makes it illegal for burials in the rural area that is not designated a burial area (anyone know about that for sure jump on in here). So the 2 Jackson family members were not going to be able to make 'Neverland' like 'Graceland' and open it up for tourists :confused:

    Just bury the poor unfortunate druggie and let him rest in peace. But I doubt that would satisfy the members of his family that are still counting on the $$$$ to make more! No, wonder Michael left everything to his mother, it would appear that she was the 'only one' who really had his back!
     
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    Haven't they buried his body yet? What are they waiting for, a resurrection?

    Sheesh! What a lot of ado about nothing. Bury him, take the 1.4 mil out of the estate, and let's get on with our lives already.

    How is it that he caused so much fuss, when Farah Fawcet only got a passing mention?
     
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    Re: coroner has ruled Michael Jackson’s death a homicide

     
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