No surprise here. Money rules the world and Jackson had enough money to buy better lawyers than the state of California can afford. It's why poor people go to jail and most rich folks get off, regardless of guilt or innocence. Now if Jackson manages to tick off the federal government like Martha Stewart did, he might do some time. I'm betting he leaves for Europe now where his eccentric lifestyle will no doubt be praised by most Euro-weenies. My own personal opinion of him is that he hasn't cut a good record since "Billie Jean".