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Post by Human_nature on Fri Oct 23, 2009 6:41 am

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5j6aiX_li9wHtusojelMI0E46cWuAD9BGBI5O3

Arena owner: LA official sought $6M for tribute



(AP)

16 hours ago

LOS ANGELES — The owner of the Staples Center arena said the city
attorney bullied and threatened him in an effort to recover millions of
dollars the city spent to police last summer's Michael Jackson memorial.
The
city attorney's office countered that Anschutz Entertainment Group, or
AEG, is a political heavyweight that's used to getting its way and is
simply upset at not getting a free ride.
"No one, no matter how
much political pull you have in the city of Los Angeles, is above the
law," City Attorney Carmen Trutanich told Los Angeles radio station KNX.
The ongoing squabble came as the city struggles with a budget deficit."I
wouldn't say it was extortion. I would say it's a bully tactic," AEG
President and Chief Executive Tim Leiweke told the Los Angeles Times in
a story published Thursday.
Trutanich began an investigation into the city costs following the star-studded July 7 tribute to Jackson at the arena.He
told the City Council there were "criminal aspects" to the probe —
although he later told reporters he was unsure whether any crimes had
been committed.
Leiweke said Trutanich asked the company for $6 million and he offered to defray a portion of $1.3 million in costs."He
made it very clear, either you settle or I am going to go after you
guys," Leiweke recalled. "I said, 'Fine. I'm sorry this didn't work
out.'"
Trutanich, meanwhile, said he was just doing his job in asking AEG to pay for the deployment of more than 3,000 officers.AEG
has contributed hundreds of thousands of dollars to local political
campaigns, and its ownership of Staples and the L.A. Live entertainment
complex make it one of the city's most influential corporations.
Leiweke backed Trutanich's opponent in an election earlier this year.The city has a one-year deadline to sue to recover its costs.
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Re: Arena owner: LA official sought $6M for tribute

Post by marsheliamorgan on Fri Oct 23, 2009 6:45 am

ok, so basically this means, the ESTATE DIDNT pay the city for the memorial at the staples center correct?they did pay for the burial one tho correct?
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Post by juliet on Fri Oct 23, 2009 7:13 am

Thanks HUMAN NATURE for the info.
You know as the days pass by, more and more infos come out. When will all these strings of truth/lies/games, or whatever it is there is, come to a culmination. What are they all trying to do and who is really behind all these lies, sudden secrets revealed and new infos/dramas.
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Post by Human_nature on Fri Oct 23, 2009 7:17 am

Yes...but I begin to lost hope .....sadly....
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Post by Styloprincess on Fri Oct 23, 2009 7:30 am

Human_nature wrote:Yes...but I begin to lost hope .....sadly....

I know how you feel , I feel pretty much the same. I DO have hope but it's a constant up & down
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Post by Human_nature on Fri Oct 23, 2009 7:33 am

I think we really need a good news or something ...fast, because now...it's not easy...
I just can't take it anymore...
4 months... I investigated as much as I can, read everything but now...I don't know...

I have a bad day ...
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Post by juliet on Fri Oct 23, 2009 7:34 am

OHHH! HUMANNATURE, don't lose hope. I didn't mean to pull you down.

I am really in anguish because whoever is pulling the strings, I wish would just get up and realize that these things just can't go on any longer because people's emotions and minds are being toyed with - total exploition.

I haven't given up hope, just angry at how things have been going on at the expense of the supposed death of Michael. How inhuman!

I know Michael will do something and hope it will be soon because more and more lies/dramas/infos will come unless he himself will appear and stop the exploiters and ruthless people.

Please don't give up hope because we are the only ones left to prove that humanity still exists.

L.O.V.E.

So you'll feel better, have some read http://mjkit.forumotion.net/just-to-chat-about-whatever-f7/my-literary-works-for-michael-t2285.htm
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Re: Arena owner: LA official sought $6M for tribute

Post by kdkennedy74 on Fri Oct 23, 2009 7:38 am

The city attorney's office countered that Anschutz Entertainment Group, or
AEG, is a political heavyweight that's used to getting its way and is
simply upset at not getting a free ride.


@Human_Nature...don't lose hope. Look at this one line that I pulled from the article. I find a lot in this statement and to me it just looks like AEG wanting to get something for nothing when this "memorial" was originally their idea and they said they would cover it.


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Post by Styloprincess on Fri Oct 23, 2009 7:38 am

yeah me too....this morning I mentioned something about Michael being alive to a friend of mine and she said I was crazy. For some reason the first thought I had was she's right, I am crazy. why am I doing this? Well, I love MJ, that's why^^..and it helps a lot to have other people here who think the same way
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Post by Human_nature on Fri Oct 23, 2009 7:40 am

yes I know, thanks , you're all very nice.

I guess I just have a bad day...

L.O.V.E
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