Two men who secretly recorded Michael Jackson as he flew from Las Vegas, Nevada, to Santa Barbara, California, in 2003 to surrender to police conducted a child molestation investigation are facing a three-count federal indictment.

JEFFREY BORER and ARVEL JETT REEVES, who allegedly used digital camcorders and remote microphones to record the pop superstar's conversations with his attorney MARK GERAGOS, have been charged with conspiracy, endeavouring to intercept oral communication and witness tampering.

Jackson is not cited by name in the indictment.

Borer was the owner of XtraJet, which operated a Gulfstream jet that carried Jackson, while Reeves was the owner of Executive Aviation Logistics, which provided maintenance service for XtraJet's aircraft fleet.