Lawyers awarded millions over Michael Jackson taping

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The owner of a Santa Monica-based air charter service has been ordered to pay attorney Mark Geragos and an associate more than $12 million for ordering secret videotaping of Michael Jackson and the lawyers as they flew with the pop star to his surrender on molestation charges in 2003.

A lawyer for XtraJet owner Jeffrey Borer says he’ll appeal the Monday judgement.

Borer and a co-defendant pleaded guilty in 2006 to conspiracy for installing digital cameras aboard an XtraJet plane that flew Jackson from Las Vegas to Santa Barbara.

The damages awarded Monday resulted from an invasion-of-privacy lawsuit.

Jackson was acquitted in 2005.


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