Judge Says Jackson's Estate Can Pay For Funeral

Michael Jackson's estate will pay what are being called "extraordinary" expenses for the pop singer's funeral.

A judge in Los Angeles authorized the current administrators of Jackson's estate to pay for the costs of Jackson's funeral and interment, which are scheduled for Thursday evening.

Attorneys for Jackson's mother, Katherine, had asked the judge to sign off on the expenses, which have not been disclosed.

Jeryll Cohen, an attorney for the administrators of Jackson's estate, says the costs will be paid.

Cohen told the judge the expenses were extraordinary, but so was Michael Jackson.

Jackson is scheduled to be interred in a mausoleum at Forest Lawn Glendale, which is about eight miles north of downtown Los Angeles.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by Brandy Location: Goldsboro on Sep 7, 2009 at 07:27 AM
    Im not talking about Michael, but why do we (the tax payers got to help pay for micheal's stuff, he had enough money and besides, he just a speck of dust just like the rest of us.
  • by Kelly Location: LaGrange on Sep 6, 2009 at 10:20 AM
    I am glad this is finally over. I cannot believe how long it took to bury him...Crazy...and what was even crazier is that his family felt that the tax payers should foot the bill for the burial. They (the family) stuck LA with the bill for all the police they had to call in for the memorial. Enough and Good-Bye!
  • by Anonymous on Sep 5, 2009 at 06:41 PM
    they rode to the entombment in rolls royces & limosine, he had a gold casket & the rented the staples center. they have the money.
  • by ace Location: plymouth on Sep 4, 2009 at 03:51 AM
    Duh!!!! Who do you think should pay for it, the tax payers? This is news because another multimillion dies and the states does not have to foot the funeral bill.
  • by Debbie Location: Farmville, NC on Sep 2, 2009 at 03:39 PM
    Do we not have to paid for our own funerals...enough said...pay up!
  • by Bob Location: Belhaven on Sep 2, 2009 at 02:24 PM
    Enough, Enough, Enough...please put him to rest! and while you're at it please remove the shrine on the top of this page to Kennedy...its really getting old!
  • by Anonymous on Sep 2, 2009 at 01:57 PM
    Jackson funeral breaking news! ENOUGH !
  • by MANDY on Sep 2, 2009 at 12:20 PM
    Its like the hated to do anything with it. . . i am very surprised that he did'nt have it frozen.
  • by ME Location: NC on Sep 2, 2009 at 11:55 AM
    It is about time they do something with the body!
  • by MANDY on Sep 2, 2009 at 11:01 AM
    YEAH WELL, he is like any other dead person who has departed this life. .. DEAD no matter how much he spent for a funeral. What is more important is the soul and that being right.

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