Judge in Vegas finds Jackson MD in default on debt

FILE - In this Nov. 23, 2009 file picture, Dr. Conrad Murray arrives at his clinic in Houston. Michael Jackson's physician has arrived in Los Angeles in anticipation of a decision from the district attorney's office on whether to charge him for the singer's death, a spokeswoman said Tuesday Feb. 2, 2010. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan, File)

February 3, 2010 7:03:28 PM PST
A judge in Las Vegas has found Michael Jackson's former doctor in default on a nearly $132,000 debt related to office medical equipment and services.

Dr. Conrad Murray failed to appear in Clark County District Court on Wednesday before Judge Michael Villani found him in default and awarded a judgment to Digirad Imaging Solutions.

Murray had no lawyer in the case. He has long-standing personal and professional debts, and faced near foreclosure last summer on his Las Vegas country club home.

Murray spokeswoman Miranda Sevcik says Murray was in Los Angeles on Wednesday, meeting with defense lawyers in case he is charged in Jackson's death.

Digirad attorney Nathan Gibbs told the judge that Murray has never appeared in the case. He'll tally interest since 2006 and submit a written final judgment for the judge's signature.