Jackson’s family planned to help him flee a conviction
September 11, 2011
Michael Jackson’s family planned to fly the singer out of the United States rather than see him jailed if he was convicted at his 2005 child abuse trial in Santa Maria, his brother Jermaine Jackson told the Times of London newspaper on Saturday.
The Jackson family had planned to help him “start a new life away from the scam of American justice” in Bahrain.
Bahrain has no extradition treaty with the United States.
Jermaine Jackson said his brother had not been told of the plans, but he thought he would have cooperated. The singer was found not guilty of all charges.