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Cops Seize Cell Phones, Hard Drive from Jackson's Doctor

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Houston Chronicle/AP

Detectives and DEA agents investigating Michael Jackson’s death walked away from Dr. Conrad Murray’s house in Las Vegas on Tuesday with cell phones and a computer hard drive, the physician’s lawyer says.

“The search warrant authorized investigators to look for medical records relating to Michael Jackson and all of his reported aliases,” says attorney Edward Chernoff, whose client is the apparent target of a manslaughter investigation.

Murray, who was with Jackson when the entertainer was stricken at his Los Angeles home and later pronounced dead, was in his house in a gated community outside Las Vegas when authorities arrived, and he helped them with the search, Chernoff says in a statement posted on his law firm’s Web site.

Authorities also searched Murray’s clinic near the Las Vegas Strip.

The searches came less than a week after Los Angeles and federal investigators raided Murray’s clinic in Houston. That search warrant authorized the investigators to seek evidence of manslaughter, Chernoff said.

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