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March 23, 1988 | RALPH FRAMMOLINO, Times Staff Writer and
Short on cash for the renovation of a rental home she owned, state Sen. Diane Watson (D-Los Angeles) solicited a $5,000 personal loan last year from a lobbyist who represents health-care clients potentially affected by bills sent to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee that she chairs. Neither Watson nor the lobbyist, Willie Hausey, reported the loan until the transaction was included as evidence in a Sacramento Municipal Court case last week.
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March 23, 1988 | RALPH FRAMMOLINO, Times Staff Writer and
Short on cash for the renovation of a rental home she owned, state Sen. Diane Watson (D-Los Angeles) solicited a $5,000 personal loan last year from a lobbyist who represents health-care clients potentially affected by bills sent to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee that she chairs. Neither Watson nor the lobbyist, Willie Hausey, reported the loan until the transaction was included as evidence in a Sacramento Municipal Court case last week.
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March 25, 1988 | RALPH FRAMMOLINO, Times Staff Writer
A former secretary to state Sen. Diane Watson (D-Los Angeles) said Thursday that, as a condition of her employment, she was told to type Watson's doctoral dissertation on a state computer in addition to performing her normal clerical duties. The secretary, Renee Francis, discussed her work on the dissertation in a letter addressed to Watson's chief of staff in March, 1987.
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July 19, 1988 | PAUL JACOBS, Times Staff Writer
State Sen. Diane Watson (D-Los Angeles) has agreed to pay a $2,000 fine for failing to disclose a $5,000 loan she received from a health care industry lobbyist, according to documents released Monday by the Fair Political Practices Commission. Meanwhile, the attorney general's office said it is reviewing allegations that Watson improperly used campaign funds and her legislative staff to prepare the final manuscript for her doctoral degree.
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September 15, 1989 | PAUL JACOBS, Times Staff Writer
Prosecutors announced Thursday that there is "insufficient evidence" to seek criminal charges against state Sen. Diane Watson (D-Los Angeles) for using state-paid staff and equipment in preparing her Ph.D. thesis and managing a private rental property. But while dropping the possible criminal case, Sacramento Dist. Atty.
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