Neverland Closes

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Been waiting for this to happen for some time. From MTV News:
Michael Jackson Ordered To Shut Down Neverland Ranch
Singer allegedly failed to pay employees, maintain workers--compensation insurance.

Authorities ordered Michael Jackson to shut down his Neverland Valley Ranch on Thursday (March 9), alleging he failed to pay his employees and maintain workers'-compensation insurance, Reuters reports.

The state's Department of Industrial Relations also fined Jackson $69,000 ($1,000 per employee) for letting his insurance policy lapse two months ago. The 2,800-acre central California ranch must remain closed until back wages are paid and insurance issues are taken care of, a spokesperson for the department told Reuters.

Just a few days ago Jackson was cited for allegedly failing to pay at least 30 employees since December and now must not only cough up $306,000 in back wages but also pay a $100,000 fine.
One fortunate note:
State officials have arranged with local authorities for the care of the animals in Neverland's zoo.
Talk about tanking a good career -- a shame...

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