Woman seeks pay from Jackson prosecutors

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[b]Woman seeks pay from Jackson prosecutors[/b] Saturday, June 3, 2006 By LARRY WELBORN The Orange County Register An Orange County woman filed suit Friday against the Santa Barbara County District Attorney’s Office, saying she wasn’t paid for developing a database of documents and images in the Michael Jackson child-molestation case. Santa Fe Springs attorney Brian Oxman said his client Annette L. Reichert was hired to create a searchable database of evidence for Santa Barbara County District Attorney Thomas Sneddon and his staff. Oxman, who is also an attorney for the Jackson family, said Reichert performed her duties but was not fully compensated. Reichert of Orange is owed more than $40,000 for her work on the Jackson case and deserves $100,00 more for giving up other work when she agreed to create the database, Oxman said. Sneddon said Friday that Reichert worked on the prosecution’s case for a period of time. But she disappeared in the middle of the prosecution, “leaving us high and dry,” he said. Reichert never finished the work she was supposed to do, he added. Sneddon accused the pop star of child molestation, conspiracy and other offenses involving two boys at his Neverland Ranch near Solvang in 2003. A Santa Maria jury acquitted Jackson of all 14 counts in June 2005. Source: http://www.ocregister.com/ocregister/homepage/abox/article_1168780.php

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