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La Toya carries out Michael's charity work

August 13, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
La Toya Jackson has begun carrying out her brother's charity work. Meanwhile, Michael Jackson's doctor is still the focus of a manslaughter investigation. The latest reports show Dr. Conrad Murray, Michael Jackson's personal physician, did not do anything deliberately wrong. Reports say the doctor was not paying attention and was not present when Jackson's vital organs began to fail.

According to the L.A. Times, Dr. Murray administered the anesthetic Propofol. But this time, he did not monitor Jackson. The doctor left the room to make phone calls, leaving Jackson by himself. When he returned, Jackson was not breathing.

The Times report cited three investigators who interviewed Murray soon after Jackson's death.

Murray's attorney, Ed Chernoff, released the following statement:

"I'm not going to dispute the police officers' claims in that regard. They were there at the interview, and Dr. Murray did not lie to them. But they are not telling the whole story."

Chernoff, does not confirm that Murray gave Jackson Propofol.

While the investigation continues, La Toya Jackson is continuing her brother's charity work. At AIDS Project Los Angeles, she handed out groceries to clients in need Thursday.

"To be right here, hands on, means so much to me," said La Toya. "And it means a lot to know that he's watching, knowing that something great that we're doing for his organization that he contributed to."

The event drew a pack of cameras. But reporter questions were restricted, so there were no comments regarding the investigation into Jackson's death.

"We're doing the best we can," said La Toya.

The administrators of the Jackson estate are leaping on marketing opportunities. The exclusive global presale of the official Michael Jackson Opus is now available. It is billed as an epic collection of photos, essays and comments and is priced at $165.

The Wall Street Journal reports that the administrators have signed agreements valued at $80 million since they were appointed by the court. There is a $60 million agreement with Sony Pictures for the rehearsal footage. The L.A. Times reports another $100 million will come in before the end of the year.

One estate administrator, John Branca, told the New York Times that in coming years the business of Michael Jackson could bring in $50 million to $100 million annually.

The administrators are very busy with accounting work. Jackson died with a load of debt, with bills estimated at $435 million. His estate includes assets that could be worth 500 million.

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