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.
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