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Ex-Staffer at UCLA Med Center Indicted In Maria Shriver and Farrah Fawcett's Medical Records Snooping Scandal

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By Charles Ornstein, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
April 9, 2008

The UCLA Medical Center employee who allegedly pried into the private medical records of the governor's wife and 60 others in a burgeoning scandal was a low-ranking administrative specialist who told The Times on Tuesday that "it was just me being nosy."

"Clearly I made a mistake; let's put it like that," Lawanda J. Jackson, 49, said when asked in a telephone interview why she improperly looked at the records of so many patients, including California First Lady Maria Shriver and actress Farrah Fawcett.

"I didn't leak anything or anything like that," said Jackson, who had worked at the hospital since she was 16. "It wasn't for money or anything. It was just looking."