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October 28, 1993 | CYNTHIA H. CRAFT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jennifer Goddard was a young, impressionable college student in 1972 when she met the dashing state senatorial candidate whose friendship, some 20 years later, would leave her reputation tarnished. Elected student body president at Valley College in Van Nuys at age 19, Goddard was flattered when Alan Robbins, then 29, sought her endorsement after passing out rape whistles on campus and taking part in a televised candidates debate she moderated.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 28, 1993 | CYNTHIA H. CRAFT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jennifer Goddard was a young, impressionable college student in 1972 when she met the dashing state senatorial candidate whose friendship, some 20 years later, would leave her reputation tarnished. Elected student body president at Valley College in Van Nuys at age 19, Goddard was flattered when Alan Robbins, then 29, sought her endorsement after passing out rape whistles on campus and taking part in a televised candidates debate she moderated.
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November 21, 1990 | PAUL JACOBS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As part of its expanding investigation of Sen. Alan Robbins (D-Tarzana), the FBI has raided the offices of a Santa Monica public relations firm run by one of the lawmaker's former staff members, it was learned Tuesday. Sources said investigators armed with a warrant searched the Goddard Co. last Thursday night, looking for evidence that the firm might have served as a conduit for money paid by a San Diego businessman who allegedly was pressured into making payoffs to Robbins.
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December 24, 1991 | DAN MORAIN and PAUL JACOBS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
In a new twist on political mudslinging, former state Sen. Paul Carpenter, already convicted in corruption scandals, filed a lawsuit Monday that charges he was duped into funneling bribes to his colleague-accuser, former Sen. Alan Robbins. Carpenter, a Democrat from Orange County, maintains in the suit that he did not know that Robbins pocketed $27,500 Carpenter had paid to a Los Angeles public relations firm.
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December 24, 1991 | DAN MORAIN and PAUL JACOBS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
In a new twist on political mudslinging, former state Sen. Paul Carpenter, already convicted in corruption scandals, filed a lawsuit Monday that charges he was duped into funneling bribes to his colleague-accuser, former Sen. Alan Robbins. Carpenter, a Democrat from Orange County, maintains in the suit that he did not know that Robbins pocketed $27,500 Carpenter had paid to a Los Angeles public relations firm.
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December 17, 1991 | PAUL JACOBS and MARK GLADSTONE, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Former state Sen. Alan Robbins confessed in federal court Monday to misusing his office for personal financial gain and implicated a coastal commissioner, an ex-senator, a major Capitol lobbyist and a Malibu-based public relations executive in his crimes. Robbins, who secretly began cooperating with federal prosecutors last spring, formally pleaded guilty to racketeering and income tax evasion charges, admitting, "I operated my office as state senator as a racketeering enterprise."
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February 23, 1994 | CYNTHIA H. CRAFT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Former state Sen. Alan Robbins, now serving the remainder of a federal prison term in a Hollywood halfway house, has reached an agreement with a state ethics watchdog panel to pay $15,000 in fines for failing to accurately report his income. Officials with the state Fair Political Practices Commission said Robbins will pay maximum penalties for concealing money he gleaned from an extortion scheme that landed the former Van Nuys Democratic lawmaker in prison in 1992.
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November 16, 1993 | From Associated Press
The defense neared the end of its case Monday in the Capitol corruption trial, finishing up the way it started--with a blast at star government witness Alan Robbins. State Sen. Daniel Boatwright testified for the defense that said ex-Sen. Robbins was "a joke" in the upper house. On "a hot and heavy bill, he (Robbins) would get up and go outside and make telephone calls, and then come back and vote on the bill. We joked about it.
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November 2, 1993 | From Associated Press
Former top lobbyist Clay Jackson testified Monday at his federal corruption trial that then-state Sen. Alan Robbins unsuccessfully tried to extort $250,000 from him and that he strung Robbins along to protect his insurance industry clients. "I was stunned. I had never heard anything like that since I had been in the legislative process," Jackson said.
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October 26, 1993 | MARK GLADSTONE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Former state Sen. Alan Robbins testified Monday that he laundered campaign funds through a Santa Monica public relations firm in an elaborate conspiracy and suggested to the business' owner that she destroy incriminating financial documents. The onetime San Fernando Valley Democrat said he told Jennifer Goddard, the firm's owner and one of his former staff members, that she probably didn't need to keep the documents and "later understood she had a bonfire to destroy records."
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December 17, 1991 | PAUL JACOBS and MARK GLADSTONE, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Former state Sen. Alan Robbins confessed in federal court Monday to misusing his office for personal financial gain and implicated a coastal commissioner, an ex-senator, a major Capitol lobbyist and a Malibu-based public relations executive in his crimes. Robbins, who secretly began cooperating with federal prosecutors last spring, formally pleaded guilty to racketeering and income tax evasion charges, admitting, "I operated my office as state senator as a racketeering enterprise."
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November 21, 1990 | PAUL JACOBS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As part of its expanding investigation of Sen. Alan Robbins (D-Tarzana), the FBI has raided the offices of a Santa Monica public relations firm run by one of the lawmaker's former staff members, it was learned Tuesday. Sources said investigators armed with a warrant searched the Goddard Co. last Thursday night, looking for evidence that the firm might have served as a conduit for money paid by a San Diego businessman who allegedly was pressured into making payoffs to Robbins.
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March 19, 1987 | MARY LOU LOPER, Times Staff Writer
Call it the grand opening, the first view, whatever. The $22-million Sports Club/LA launches its coming-out celebration March 28 with Jack Mack and the Heart Attack (L.A.'s hot rock 'n' roll/soul band) pulsating in the 5,000-square-foot basketball gym. It may be the only time the gym is transformed into an '80s disco with neon sculptures, pearlized balloons and a 30-foot sundae/dessert bar, but you gotta start somewhere. The evening honors Marcus Allen.
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November 1, 1993 | CYNTHIA H. CRAFT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jennifer Goddard was a young, impressionable college student in 1972 when she met the dynamic state senatorial candidate whose friendship, some 20 years later, would leave her reputation tarnished. Elected student body president at Valley College in Van Nuys at age 19, Goddard was flattered when Alan Robbins, then 29, sought her endorsement after passing out rape whistles on campus and taking part in a televised candidates debate that she moderated.
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