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Jackson's Former Doc Can Continue Practicing, For Now

Fri, 06/25/2010 - 5:54am

Ken Ritter, AP

The Nevada medical license of Michael Jackson's former physician is safe under an agreement struck with prosecutors on a back child support case. Dr. Conrad Murray, 57, had faced the loss of his license to practice medicine in Nevada under a state law that provides for suspension of professional licenses for non-payment of child support. He has cardiology practices in Las Vegas and Houston.

Murray's medical license is restricted in California, Nevada and Texas by orders prohibiting him from administering the anesthetic drug blamed in Jackson's death. He told Los Angeles police he administered the anesthetic propofol to Jackson to help the pop star sleep.

Murray has remained free on $75,000 bail pending trial on a felony involuntary manslaughter charge in Los Angeles in Jackson's death. His attorneys have argued that Murray needs to be able to work to pay his child support obligation and his legal fees.

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