Dr. Conrad Robert Murray, Michael Jackson

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There's no charge yet, but Michael Jackson's physician isn't taking any changes.

In the wake of reports that authorities are closer to seeking an involuntary manslaughter indictment against him, Dr. Conrad Murray has hired a new legal gun.

SoCal-based criminal-defense attorney J. Michael Flanagan has joined Team Murray, a rep for the lawyer confirmed to E! News.

Tellingly, Flanagan won an acquittal in 2004 for a Southern California nurse charged with involuntary manslaughter after a patient was administered an improper dose of the potent anesthetic propofol.

The coroner's office ruled Jackson's death a homicide due to a lethal cocktail of drugs, most notably "acute propofol intoxication."

After his client was acquitted on the charges, Flanagan told media outlets that the jury found that the patient’s death was caused by “a mistake in judgment,” rather than manslaughter.

Meanwhile, neither the Los Angeles district attorney nor police would confirm an Associated Press report that the manslaughter charge was imminent.

"We haven't received anything from our detectives yet," an LAPD spokesman told E! News today. "It's still an ongoing investigation."


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