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Arraignment postponed for hospital worker

September 29, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
Arraignment set for Monday in federal court for a former UCLA Medical Center employee accused of selling celebrity patient information to a tabloid was rescheduled for Oct. 6. Prosecutors say 49-year-old Lawanda Jackson looked into the medical records of actress Farrah Fawcett and California first lady Maria Shriver, among others.

Jackson allegedly received at least $4,600 from the unidentified media outlet in exchange for providing the private medical information. She faces up to 10 years in federal prison if convicted.

UCLA Medical Center has already disciplined dozens of staffers, including some doctors, for looking at the records of various celebrities.


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