July 29th, 2009
07:01 PM ET

Evening Buzz: Jackson Doctor Money Mess

[cnn-photo-caption image=http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/SHOWBIZ/Music/07/29/conrad.murray/art.conrad.murray.undated.jpg caption= "Dr. Conrad Murray was with Michael Jackson on the day that he died."]

Maureen Miller
AC360° Writer

Tonight we're following the money trouble for Michael Jackson's doctor, Conrad Murray. There is also the money battle over Jackson's estate.

First, here's a look at how Dr. Conrad has been suffering financially:

– $435,000 in judgments, liens against him over the past two years
– Filed for bankruptcy protection in 1992
– Accumulated $44,663 in state tax liens in Arizona and California from 1993 to 2003
– Several judgments related to unpaid bills, child support payments
– Defaults on educational loans and payment for equipment rented to him

Randi has also uncovered a big financial problem related to Murray's home.  She will have the details in live report from L.A.  And, as I touched on earlier, she's following the money trail leading to Jackson's estate. A massive amount of money is at stake. How much? Randi will have that angle, as well. And, find out what Katherine Jackson is demanding from the executors who her son appointed in his will.

On Capitol Hill, House Democrats have reached a deal on health care reform after two weeks of long talks day and night. 360's Tom Foreman has a look at what's in the proposal. See what's being promised and where there may be problems.

And, don't miss tonight's shot. That's the segment where we like to share with you the wild video of the day. We won't disappoint you tonight. You'll meet a stuntman that's not afraid of heights or going fast... really fast.

AC360° is coming your way at 10pm ET. Hope you can join us.

Filed under: Maureen Miller • The Buzz
soundoff (17 Responses)
  1. Tracy from Detroit

    I think that this Dr. Murray was wayyyyy more to Michael than just his private doctor. I think they were lovers. I know sounds silly but after watching so much of this stuff since Michaels untimely death, there just seems to be more unknowns about this Murray fellow.

    July 30, 2009 at 7:32 am |
  2. Carmen

    Has anyone ever paid special attention to Michael Jackson's initials on his will? I'm assuming the first set of initals is his signature but the others look like they were forged. I'm no handwriting expert but anyone can tell the remaining initials are not the same as MJ's and from a different person. If the initials are not the same it makes me wonder what else about the will may not be legitimate. Why is there a signature located at the bottom of the last with no references to anything? Did someone forget to clear that portion of the document in haste? Has anyone thought of getting a handwriting expert to examine signatures? hmm

    July 30, 2009 at 3:17 am |
  3. Renee

    So So Sad Micheal was a good hearted person who had a lot of unhappy things happen to him. I hope he is with the Lord resting and happy.

    July 30, 2009 at 3:14 am |
  4. joyce

    They should prosecute all doctors involved to the fullest extent of the law. I hope they don't stop at doctor Murry. These doctors are well trained on what they can and can not do with a patient ,on what they should and should not do. They get paid very well, some much more that what they should, so yes please get the drug pushing doctors off the streets especially in California were they are abundant. I do hope they are investigating the dermatologist as well. For your reporter to say what more does Mrs Jackson want is the sickest thing I have heared, I may as well get my news from the dog down the street it would probably be more truthful and a lot less opinionated. That was her son, that should be her right. And I'm sure Mrs Jackson don't need money. She has wittnessed how the media,lawyers, doctors and the like abused her son. I don't trust the attorneys thats handling Michael Jackson's affairs either. Mrs Jackson I hope you get whatever you want. As for your show anderson I certainly won't be watching it any more. It was trashie.

    July 30, 2009 at 3:01 am |
  5. Kemi

    How could a guy with such a bad financial record have been passed to work for Michael? Didn't Michael's staff/lawyers do a check on him before employing him? It's crazy!

    July 30, 2009 at 2:39 am |
  6. RUTH (minnesota)

    My mother told me she had a dream about Michael,and she asked him if he had another child and he showed her one finger. I laughed over it because my mother knew nothing about Michael till his death became headlines.Am amazed to hear on AC360 tonight that Michael may have had another(BIOLOGICAL) child.I hope the the Jackson family reveal this child whom I believe is older than Prince and Paris.

    July 30, 2009 at 1:44 am |
  7. sasha

    did the doctor get angry because he wasn't paid?
    What is toxocology saying?
    Is there any confirmation that Omar is his son? Can he do
    a DNA test?

    July 30, 2009 at 1:17 am |
  8. sasha

    Great Job Randi for keeping us informed!!!
    Can you also tell us more on son Omar. Can
    he be interviewed and a dna test done?

    July 30, 2009 at 1:16 am |
  9. shaynia

    i think that Dr. Murray and accomplice needs to hurry and confess what he did because until then Michael Jackson won't rest in peace.

    July 30, 2009 at 1:07 am |
  10. Marilyn, VA

    Let's wait for the results of the autopsy. Leave the Doctor alone. Jackson is responsible for what he forced other people to do. Michael was a grown man who surrounded himself with vulnerable people to do what he wanted. Dr. Murray's financial situation made him vulnerable and he took him as his doctor with a 150K/ month salary. The children he took to his bed were ill and at a vulnerable age. He had Debbie Rowe sign away her parental rights with $$$ which she probably needed. Do we see a pattern here??? He had a sense of entitlement and rarely paid his bills (400 million debt). I think MJ is mostly responsible for what happened. We all have to take resonsiblity for ourselves at some point...

    July 30, 2009 at 12:54 am |
  11. Mark Stewart

    One thing, one critical balance in all that story telling is missing. The victimized doctor is The Primary Physician. When you are a Primary caregiver, you live and breath for only one person in respect of everything that person brings to you. MJ brought a boat-load of drug abuse – so out of it he couldn't pay for his care. Yes, all of us, because we are Primary are turned on by that and provide even better care. That is what makes what we are. In the same position as MJ's Primary, all of us are faced with patients who have, do and will kill themselves. Respecting drugs, they are always ... let me repeat that, ALWAYS very busy behind our backs.

    Where's the next lynching?

    July 30, 2009 at 12:31 am |
  12. Diane

    Renee, Murray should be charged with manslaughter. A doctor is in a very powerful position and should not misuse his license of being a physician for his own person gain. The fact is any doctor would know the drug given was being illegally given and he was also illegally obtaining it, as it is only in hospitals. That is not only makes him an unethical doctor that should never had a license to practice, but makes him criminally responsible for MJ death. MJ may not have even known all the risks he was taking by taking the drug .. but Murray did.

    Murray is feeling hurt? What about MJ's children? Don't you think he should be feeling remorse???

    A doctor is a doctor .. not a businessman. The well being of a patient is the most important thing .. not money!

    July 29, 2009 at 11:49 pm |
  13. Renee

    I think the whole jackson case is sad. People are mad saying Murry should be charged with murder, but im sure he did not mean to kill Michael and he is very hurt and murder charges will not help and just cause he was in debt doesnt make him a bad doctor just a bad business man and a man that use bad judgement in a very serious situation

    July 29, 2009 at 9:51 pm |
  14. Mary from LA.

    How can a Cardiologist not know when the heart stops and not know ti call 911 right then before the 3-4 minute window of brain damage occurs?
    Pretty DAMNING right?

    July 29, 2009 at 9:39 pm |
  15. Annie Kate

    I'm looking forward to Tom Foreman's explanation of what is in the health care package. Hopefully it will be reassuring. See you tonight!

    July 29, 2009 at 9:31 pm |
  16. Tammy, Houma, LA

    This info on the doctor makes Michael Jackson's life story that much sadder. He was such a tragic figure in that people used him and took advantage of his trust and kind nature. He deserved more than this.

    Here's hoping our legislative branch does a better job of reading the fine lines in this healthcare debacle than they did on the stimulus package. Maybe they'll learn they represent the majority of Americans who want to wait and come up with a solid plan that will help them in the long run rather than placate Obama.

    July 29, 2009 at 9:31 pm |
  17. Cindy

    Murray lucked up when he hooked up with Jackson. If things would have went as planned he'd been walking on easy street. No way would he have planned on killing him but I think he did on an accident.


    July 29, 2009 at 9:23 pm |