Two Indicted in Recording of Michael Jackson
A federal district court in California has indicted Jeffrey Borer and Arvel Reeves on conspiracy and other charges related to secretly recorded conversations between entertainer Michael Jackson and his attorney while on a chartered Gulfstream IISP flight from Las Vegas to Santa Barbara, Calif., on Nov. 20, 2003. Borer was the owner of XtraJet, the Santa Monica, Calif.-based company that operated the Gulfstream, and Reeves was the owner of Executive Aviation, which serviced the jet. The indictment includes allegations that the two men intended to sell the recordings to the media. The allegations that Jackson and his attorney were videotaped aboard the flight were widely reported at the time. XtraJet claimed to “have found the tape” on the aircraft and didn’t know who was responsible for making the recording. The charter operator was enjoined from disseminating the tape and subsequently surrendered it to the FBI, which said at the time it was considering a criminal investigation into possible violations of federal law.