Not-Guilty Plea in Celebrity Medical Snooping Case

LOS ANGELES (AP) _ A former UCLA Medical Center employee has
pleaded not guilty to charges that she sold information from Farrah
Fawcett's medical records to a celebrity gossip tabloid.
U.S. attorney's spokesman Thom Mrozek says Lawanda Jackson
entered the plea at her arraignment Monday in U.S. District Court.
Jackson is charged with illegally accessing Fawcett's medical
file and selling information about the actress' cancer treatment
for $4,600 to the National Enquirer.
A state investigation found last month that UCLA hospital
workers had inappropriately accessed records of 1,041 patients,
including celebrities such as Britney Spears, since 2003.

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