The state of California has joined a growing line of creditors seeking money from the late singer Michael Jacksons estate.
The states tax board has filed a claim for $1,647 from the estate, saying thats how much it cost to remind the late King of Pop to file his tax return for 2007. Jacksons attorney told the Associated Press the debt would be paid, which may put a small dent in the states $20 billion budget deficit.
California is one of many creditors who have filed claims with the estate for unpaid debts. On the other hand, Jacksons estate signed a deal earlier this month with Sony, worth up to $250 million, to release 10 Jackson projects by 2017. Jacksons debts were estimated at over $300 million at the time he died last year.
California filed a tax lien last June against the singers former doctor, Conrad Murray, only nine days before Jackson died (see Michael Jackson Doctor Faces Tax Lien). California attorney general Jerry Brown filed a petition earlier this week to revoke Murrays medical license. Murray has pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter after a coroner ruled Jacksons death a homicide caused by an overdose of the powerful anesthetic propofol and other sedatives administered as sleep aids.
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