Former UCLA Hospital Worker Pleads Guilty To Selling Patient Records to Tabloid

LOS ANGELES

A UCLA Medical Center former employee has plead guilty to selling medical records of celebrities and high-profile patients to the National Enquirer. According to authorities, Lawanda Jackson, a former UCLA administrative specialist, used her supervisor’s password to access restricted medical records.

Jackson will face sentencing for the felony charge of violating federal medical privacy law for commercial purposes in U.S. District Court. The maximum sentence is 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

Britney Spears’ and Farrah Fawcett’s records were among some of the sold hospital information, according to The Associated Press.

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