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Buy Michael Jackson’s FBI file for $49

41Michael_jackson_bad_cd_cover_1987_cddaI love FBI files. I’m fascinated by the government’s insatiable voyeurism into our lives. Last year, I even sent a Freedom of Information Act request asking for a copy of my FBI file (I was pretty disappointed).

So I read with interest a recent L.A. Weekly story about a Los Angeles blogger who sent a FOIA request for the King of Pop’s FBI file. Blogger Michael Petrelis received a letter back last week informing him MJ’s file contained 591 pages and for $49.10 — 10 cents a page with the first 100 pages free — they’d promptly mail it out.

No word if Petrelis will pay for the file, but if you’re really curious, you can ask for it yourself.