*Michael Jackson’s former physician Conrad Murray gets to keep his Nevada medical license under an agreement struck with prosecutors on a back child support case, his lawyers said Thursday,
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 nonpayment of child support.
Murray’s attorneys Kristine Brewer and Robert Blau said they reached a deal with the Clark County district attorney’s office to settle the child support issue, which allows him to skip today’s scheduled hearing before a Clark County Family Court officer in Las Vegas.
“A payment has been made and the license suspension has been withdrawn,” Blau said.
Brewer and Blau declined to disclose the amount paid and other terms of the deal until they appear before a hearing officer on Murray’s behalf today to finalize the deal. But TMZ reported that “friends of Dr. Murray’s” came up with the cash. Their identity remains undisclosed.
Under the terms of the settlement, Murray will have to pay an extra hundred dollars a month to clear up the arrearage, in addition to what he is currently paying — $1,003, TMZ reported.
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.