Update Monday 3:30 pm Michael Brown "went into cardiac arrest" October 24 and "remains hospitalized and incapacitated," according to a notice one of his attorneys filed in a Houston bankruptcy court Monday. The notice also stated "The extent of the damage he has suffered is unknown; however, it appears to be severe and, at this time, counsel has no ability to communicate with Dr. Brown."
UpdateMonday 9 a.m. : Michael Brown's criminal attorney in Fort Lauderdale confirmed this morning that Brown is in the hospital in serious condition. Alvin Entin said he could not disclose anything further. However, hospital representatives are still telling us they have no information about a Michael Glyn Brown being checked in. We'll keep you posted.
Ex-hand doc Michael Brown is in serious condition in a Miami hospital, sources told Hair Balls on Sunday. Citing hospital policy, a supervisor at Mount Sinai Medical Center would not confirm if Brown was a patient.
Brown was to report to Miami authorities October 25 to begin a 30-day sentence in federal prison after pleading guilty to assaulting flight attendants aboard a British Airways flight in January.
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Brown pleaded guilty to interfering with a flight crew after reaching a plea agreement with prosecutors in July that could have spared him any prison time. However, the judge did not accept the plea agreement and sentenced Brown to 30 days, plus two years of probation, and mandatory drug counseling. (Brown's lawyers blamed the incident on an unfortunate side effect of prescription medication).
In addition to criminal charges, Brown has been mired in bankruptcy courts in Miami and Houston, and a trial had been scheduled for September in the prolonged and ugly divorce proceedings between Brown and his estranged wife, Rachel.
Brown had also sued the former chief restructuring officer brought in as a last-ditch effort to save Brown's companies; and had also filed a suit against Rachel Brown's divorce attorneys, accusing them of violating his civil rights.