Fiery Words from Attorney Tacopina MJEOL Bullet #146 Joe Tacopina appeared on Fox News Live May 23 2004 to once again knock down what so many in the media have tried to insinuate: the alleged co-conspirators have not flipped and will not be accepting any deals from the prosecution.Tacopina told host Rita Cosby that threats about his clients being arrested have been ongoing since the Jackson indictment.The question is, have prosecutors shot themselves in the foot by badgering these alleged co-conspirators?Or was there ever a chance in hell that they would even consider flipping on Jackson? Tacopina revealed, during the show, that rumors in the Jackson case arise every two weeks like clockwork. These rumors range from threats of arrest, to more co-conspirators being named in this kitchen-sink conspiracy charge. And ever so often, there does appear to be leaks from sources telling the media what the family is alleging happened. Tacopina says he believes Sneddon isnt going to charge anyone else in this case for fear that the case will mushroom into two separate cases. Sneddon doesnt care about anyone else in this case and only wants a conviction of Jackson, says Tacopina. If Sneddon goes this route, hell not only have to deal with Jacksons attorneys and their investigators, but Tacopina and his investigators, and the attorneys for the other alleged co-conspirators and their investigators. Given what has been dug-up from this familys background so far, it would be disastrous for prosecutors if something else about this familys past would be revealed from investigations done on the behalf of people accused of conspiring to allow Michael Jackson to commit molestation. According to the law, if Sneddon charges anyone else in this conspiracy nonsense, the two cases and counts will be split into two trials:
The worst thing he could do is make this caseallow this case to mushroom into two separate trials. Which, if theres another person indicted with Michael Jackson for this conspiracy, it will require by law a severance of the two: counts of conspiracy and the molestation counts. Hes not gonna let it happen.
As for his clients, Tacopina says he doesnt think they will ever be chargedand if they were charged, hes not worried about them being convicted. The stream is running out of the sail, says Tacopina. He reveals that prosecutors are trying to taint the reputation of people around Jackson:
Im not too concerned about these guys being charged anymore, quite frankly. If they are charged, Im not concerned about them being convicted. But this is more of the same. Theyre trying to dirty everyone around Michael Jackson with rumors. Bring charges or dont bring charges.
Video should be coming soon. -MJEOL