Jeffrey Borer, owner of XtraJet charter aircraft services and Arvel Jett Reeves, owner of Executive Aviation Logistics were charged yesterday for trying to tape a private conversation between Michael Jackson and his lawyer in an airplane.
This allegedly happened while Jackson was under investigation for child molestation.
Jackson and his lawyer were going from Las Vegas to Santa Barbara in November 2003, to surrender to the police for the child-molestation accusations.
Borer and Reeves allegedly used digital camcorders and remote microphones to record the private conversation between Jackson and his lawyer.
Borer and Reeves have been charged with conspiracy, endeavouring to intercept oral communication and witness tampering in an alleged scheme between November 19, 2003 and November 21, 2003.
Borer's attorney, Stanley Stone, said:
"There was no audio on the tape, so the conversation was never taped. There were no microphones. There was no wrongdoing."