.

Investigators Seek Medical Records For Jackson's Aliases

July 29, 2009 1:14 PM ET

Investigators in the death of Michael Jackson raided the Las Vegas home and offices of Jackson's personal physician Dr. Conrad Murray yesterday in search of information pertaining to the roughly 19 aliases Jackson used when dealing with doctors, the Los Angeles Times reports.

As Rolling Stone wrote in our look at Jackson's final days, the most frequent alias Jackson used was that of Omar Arnold, but the L.A. Times writes that according to yesterday's search warrant, Jackson also used the pseudonyms Paul Farance, Bryan Singleton, Jimmy Nicholas, Blanca Nicholas, Roselyn Muhammad, Faheem Muhammad, Frank Tyson, Fernand Diaz, Peter Madonie, Josephine Baker and Kai Chase when attempting to procure prescription drugs.

Some of the Jackson aliases aren't just random names: Josephine Baker, of course, was a famous entertainer and actress, Kai Chase was actually Michael Jackson's personal chef and Frank Tyson was a star cricket player (But more likely, Frank Tyson is also the alias of Jackson's friend Frank Cascio, whose siblings according to the Smoking Gun were part of the infamous "Jesus Juice" scandal.) In addition to the aliases, according to the L.A. Times, Jackson also used his son Prince's name, plus employees like Michael Amir. It is illegal for doctors to dole out drugs to aliases or pseudonyms when filling our prescription pads. Murray's lawyer Ed Chernoff confirmed that investigators were searching for "medical records relating to Michael Jackson and all of his reported aliases." The BBC adds that mobile phones and computer hard drives were seized in the search.

Murray is the central suspect in the death of Jackson, with a search warrant for Murray's Houston offices saying investigators were seeking evidence of "manslaughter" in the case. While the toxicology report is still pending, as Rock Daily reported yesterday, law enforcement officials believe Murray administered the powerful sedative Propofol to Jackson with 24 hours of the singer's death. In a search of Jackson's home following his June 25th death, police recovered an IV bag, oxygen tanks and Propofol, commonly known as Diprivan. Authorities will reportedly rule Jackson's death as a homicide once the final autopsy results came in.

Related Stories:
Michael Jackson's Last Days: The Comeback That Never Was
Michael Jackson Doctor's Las Vegas Home, Offices Raided
Report: Michael Jackson's Cause of Death Likely to Be Ruled Homicide

To read the new issue of Rolling Stone online, plus the entire RS archive: Click Here

prev
Music Main Next
Around the Web
Powered By ZergNet
Daily Newsletter

Get the latest RS news in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the Rolling Stone newsletter and special offers from RS and its
marketing partners.

X

We may use your e-mail address to send you the newsletter and offers that may interest you, on behalf of Rolling Stone and its partners. For more information please read our Privacy Policy.

Song Stories

“Try a Little Tenderness”

Otis Redding | 1966

This pop standard had been previously recorded by dozens of artists, including by Bing Crosby 33 years before Otis Redding, who usually wrote his own songs, cut it. It was actually Sam Cooke’s 1964 take, which Redding’s manager played for Otis, that inspired the initially reluctant singer to take on the song. Isaac Hayes, then working as Stax Records’ in-house producer, handled the arrangement, and Booker T. and the MG’s were the backing band. Redding’s soulful version begins quite slowly and tenderly itself before mounting into a rousing, almost religious “You’ve gotta hold her, squeeze her …” climax. “I did that damn song you told me to do,” Redding told his manager. “It’s a brand new song now.”

More Song Stories entries »
 
www.expandtheroom.com