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Dr. Conrad Murray Given 9 Days To Face Judge -- Or Else

Oct. 8 2009, Published 4:23 a.m. ET

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Michael Jackson's personal physician, Dr. Conrad Murray, has been given nine days to appear before a judge in Las Vegas family court - or else.

If he doesn't appear in court by October 14th, an arrest warrant will be issued, the Clark County District's Office told on Thursday.

As previously reported, an arrest warrant was recommended Wednesday for Dr. Murray after he missed a hearing in his child support case.

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The Las Vegas Review-Journal broke the news that a family court hearing master recommended a bench warrant for the arrest of Dr. Murray. The doctor currently owes $13,000 to Nenita Malibiran, who lives in California.

Michael Jackson died from Propofol

The arrest warrant isn't his only problem, and the district attorney's office will be asking the Nevada medical board to suspend his license to practice medicine, according to KLAS 8 in Las Vegas.

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Read How Dr. Murray Will Likely Face A Grand Jury In Los Angeles

"It's rare that we have to petition to suspend a person's professional license; but it is an option we have, and we'll exercise that option," District Attorney David Roger said.

Read What Powerhouse Attorney Mark Geragos Said Might Be The Case Against Dr. Murray

Murray is in debt for both student loans and has defaulted on a a home he owns in Nevada. He owes $71,332 in student loans for medical school and more than $363,700 in judgments from lawsuits against him or his business.

According to the L.A. County coroner's officials, lethal levels of the anesthetic propofol were in Michael Jackson's system. Conrad Murray told detectives he had been administrating the drug for weeks to treat Jackson's insomnia.



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