Friday, May 24, 2024

DEA “Inspected” Office of Michael Jackson’s Dr. Klein Last Week: Exclusive


The Drug Enforcement Agency “inspected” Dr. Arnold Klein‘s Beverly Hills office last Tuesday.

Sarah Pullen, spokesperson for the agency, confirmed this for me today.

According to Pullen, investigators didn’t “raid” Klein’s office. But they conducted a rather stringent regulatory examination. It’s called an Adminstrative Inspection Warrant. This meant that they went through all his logs, and did extensive checking to make sureĀ  what drugs are being administered to which patients, and if it’s all being done properly.

Here’s the weird thing: the warrant was not related to Michael Jackson, per se. But Klein, according to sources, has been on the DEA radar because of Michael Jackson for some time.

According to insiders, Klein was so freaked out by the inspection that he left and has not returned to his office since then.

Klein has long been described as Jackson’s Dr. Feelgood. I first reported exclusively last June 2009, right after Jackson died, that Klein had turned in a bill to AEG Live for $48,000 covering Jackson’s invoices with him from March 23-June 25, 2009.

A few months later, Klein sued the Jackson estate for that amount and included a detailed bill. Much of his work was giving Jackson Demerol shots. Witnesses said that Jackson often slept in Klein’s office in the afternoons.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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