31 Jul 2010
Seven Of MJ's Doctors Cleared Of Charges
(RTTNews) - Seven doctors under investigation for the mistreatment of Michael Jackson have been cleared of charges by a California district attorney. The group, which does not include Dr. Conrad Murray, was part of an inquiry lead by Attorney General Jerry Brown's Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement.
According to bureau spokesperson Christine Gasparac, one of the seven physicians will now face an investigation by the California Medical Board. That doctor allegedly prescribed drugs to an alias that Jackson used toward the end of his life.
The singer's primary doctor, Conrad Murray, has previously pleaded not-guilty to felony involuntary manslaughter charges and surrendered himself to authorities in California to stand trial earlier this year. He is set to appear in court in August and faces up to four years behind bars.
Brian Oxman, an attorney for MJ's father Joe Jackson, says of the decision to clear the doctors: "I am very disappointed. 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."
by RTT Staff Writer
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