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Post by wacky_sis » Thu Sep 22, 2005 9:07 am

Jackson Eavesdroppers Charged

LOS ANGELES — A federal grand jury indicted two men Wednesday for bugging a charter plane carrying singer Michael Jackson and his lawyer in 2003.

Jackson and his then lawyer, Mark Geragos, were travelling aboard an XtraJet charter flight from Las Vegas to Santa Barbara, where Jackson was to surrender to authorities on child molestation charges.

The indictment alleges that the Gulfstream jet was fitted with concealed cameras and microphones purchased from a “spy” equipment store. XtraJet owner, Jeffrey Borer and Arvell Reeves, owner of an aircraft maintenance company, were charged with conspiracy and attempting to intercept private communications. Reeves was further charged with witness tampering during an FBI investigation into the incident.

The bugging of the plane was first revealed in November 2003 when Fox News disclosed that it had been approached by a private party offering to sell the tapes. Fox said staffers had watched the tapes without audio and that Jackson had appeared calm and was smiling and laughing during the flight.

Borer subsequently confirmed that XtraJet had offered the tapes to television networks. At the time he said the company did not know who was responsible for the recordings and that the tapes were found aboard the aircraft.

The indictment alleges that Borer and Reeves conspired to record Jackson’s conversations with Geragos. Borer was to provide the aircraft, while Reeves allegedly bought and installed the recording equipment.

Borer was then allegedly tasked with selling the tape to media outlets. According to the indictment, Reeves installed two color "pinhole" cameras in the aircraft's passenger cabin and placed microphones between the seats.

After news of the tapes surfaced, the FBI launched an investigation. Reeves then allegedly told a subordinate to fabricate a story about the devices. He asked the subordinate, now an "unindicted co-conspirator,” to tell FBI agents that the cameras were installed the day before Jackson’s flight, to catch someone suspected of stealing alcohol from the plane.

Assistant U.S. Attorney, Andrew Cowan, said the men would be summoned to appear for arraignment in the coming weeks.

If found guilty, Borer’s charges could result in a 10 year prison sentence, while Reeves faces a possible 20 years behind bars.

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Post by privacy » Thu Sep 22, 2005 9:48 am

Buaha. I love payback.
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Post by HeavenSent » Thu Sep 22, 2005 10:00 am

^Girl me too. What goes around comes around.
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Post by LoveMeIfYouDare » Thu Sep 22, 2005 10:01 am

Originally posted by HeavenSent
^Girl me too. What goes around comes around.
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Post by Kanya » Thu Sep 22, 2005 10:11 am

I am wondering who shall be the following culprit at the "burning stake"...Better quoth: the following culprits...

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Post by MJISHOT » Thu Sep 22, 2005 11:41 am

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Post by privacy » Thu Sep 22, 2005 11:45 am

So much $hit happened against Michael during the trial .. I hope they get what's due.
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Post by danaluvsmj » Thu Sep 22, 2005 1:33 pm

well here we go again, finally it's payback time.
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Post by HoldMeThrillMe » Thu Sep 22, 2005 1:41 pm

Wow, karma keeps on coming doesnt it?

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Post by dangerous » Thu Sep 22, 2005 3:05 pm

f found guilty, Borer’s charges could result in a 10 year prison sentence, while Reeves faces a possible 20 years behind bars.
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Post by HotMJ! » Thu Sep 22, 2005 4:43 pm

This article has a few more details.

I hope Michael has a lawsuit for XtraJet in the works. :D



http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me ... &cset=true

2 Men Indicted in Alleged Bugging of Jackson Plane

By David Rosenzweig, Times Staff Writer
September 22, 2005


A federal grand jury on Wednesday indicted the owner of a charter jet company and an associate on charges stemming from the alleged bugging of a plane that carried pop singer Michael Jackson from Las Vegas to Santa Barbara in 2003 to surrender on child-molestation charges.

According to the indictment, the Gulfstream jet was outfitted with concealed camcorders and remote microphones purchased from a store that sold "spy" equipment. The men planned to sell footage of the pop star, who was acquitted earlier this year, to a television network, the indictment says.

Charged with conspiracy and attempting to intercept private communications were Jeffrey Borer, owner of Santa Monica-based XtraJet, a charter company, and Arvell J. Reeves, owner of Executive Aviation Logistics in Chino, an aircraft maintenance firm. Reeves is also accused of witness tampering during an FBI investigation.

The surreptitious taping came to light in November 2003, when Fox News disclosed that it had been approached by a private party interested in selling tapes of Jackson aboard the jet.

The network said staffers had viewed the tapes without audio and that they showed the entertainer appearing calm, smiling and laughing during the flight.

Borer subsequently confirmed that his company had contacted several television networks to explore the possibility of selling the Jackson tapes. He said at the time that the tapes were found aboard the aircraft after the flight. He said the company did not know who was responsible for making them.

The indictment accuses the pair of joining in a conspiracy in which Borer was to provide the aircraft to ferry Jackson and Jackson's then-lawyer, Mark Geragos, while Reeves bought and installed the recording equipment.

Afterward, Borer was to take charge of contacting various media outlets to find a buyer, the indictment says. Reeves allegedly installed two color "pinhole" cameras in the aircraft's passenger cabin and placed microphones between the seats.

Once news of the tapes broke, the FBI launched an investigation. As suspicion fell on him in April 2004, Reeves tried to get a subordinate to fabricate a story about the devices, the indictment alleges.

Assistant U.S. Atty. Andrew Cowan said both men would be summoned to appear for arraignment in the coming weeks. The defendants' attorneys could not be reached for comment.


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Post by Kanya » Thu Sep 22, 2005 4:47 pm

[B]2 Men Indicted in Alleged Bugging of Jackson Plane[/B]....in "alleged" bugging...Is there any doubt on those reporting this piece of news?...Unbelievable...

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Post by InspirationMoonwalks » Thu Sep 22, 2005 9:45 pm

Karma's sure a bitch, ain't she?? :D :popcorn
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