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Good News for Conrad Murray: $100 Million Debt to Michael Jackson’s Family Off the Table

There’s one less pipe dream on the books.

The prosecutors who won a conviction of involuntary manslaughter against Conrad Murray have withdrawn their petition demanding $100 million in restitution from the disgraced  doctor.

No, not $100 million for them, of course, but for Michael Jackson‘s family.

“We informed Judge Pastor that the Jackson family is not seeking restitution  and asked that the matter be taken off the calendar” and there are no further  hearings scheduled on the matter, Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office  spokeswoman Jane Robison told E! News Wednesday.

In asking for the maximum sentence possible for Murray, Deputy District  Attorneys David Walgren and Deborah Brazil also filed a statement of the Jackson  family’s purported monetary losses resulting from Jackson’s death in 2009 at the  age of 50.

Murray was indeed sentenced to the max, four years in prison, and had his  medical license taken away in California (with the D.A.’s office expressing  confidence that other states will follow suit), but apparently the prosecution  and Jackson’s family determined that the physician—who was in dire financial  straits before his conviction—would never be able to pay up.

While he will likely spend less than two years behind bars due to chronic  overcrowding in California’s prison and county jail systems, Murray filed  paperwork last month noting that he was pretty much bankrupt and couldn’t pay  $1.8 million in funeral expenses, let alone the $100 million.

L.A. Superior Court Judge ruled that the Jacksons were permanently waiving  their right to restitution from Murray, though a wrongful death suit filed by Joe  Jackson could still result in a financial judgment against him.



by & Baker Machado



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