Los Angeles City Councilwoman Jan Perry said Monday that entertainment company AEG would not likely help defray the $3.2-million cost for police and other city services during the Michael Jackson memorial until the city attorney resolves his "criminal investigation" into the spending.
"Threats are not conductive to asking people to make a donation," Perry said, referring to the inquiry ordered by City Atty. Carmen Trutanich. Later, she added, "We're faced with the sword hanging over AEG's head. I do not expect that AEG will do anything while the threat of prosecution is hanging over their head."