Alan Robbins

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Alan Robbins
Member of the California State Senate
In office
Personal details
Born (1943-02-05) February 5, 1943 (age 76)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Miriam Elbaum (D)
Alma materUCLA
OccupationLawyer, politician

Alan Robbins (born February 5, 1943) is a former American politician in the state of California. Robbins also served time in a federal prison.

Early life[edit]

On February 5, 1945, Robbins was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In 1949, Robbins' family moved to Southern California. Robbins attended North Hollywood High School.[1] [2]


In 1963, Robbins graduated with a Bachelor's degree in political science from UCLA. In 1966, Robbins earned his JD degree from UCLA School of Law.[3][2]


In 1966 at age 23, Robbins was admitted to the State Bar of California.[2][3]

In 1967, Robbins served in the California Army National Guard. In 1968, Robbins served in the United States Naval Reserve.[2]

Robbins practiced real estate law in Los Angeles, California.[4]

Robbins served as California State Senator from 1974 to 1991. He is a Democrat.[1][2]

On November 20, 1991, Robbins resigned from the California State Senate.[2]

Federal crime[edit]

Robbins pleaded guilty to federal racketeering and income tax evasion charges,[5] and was sentenced to five years in federal prison on May 2, 1992.[6]

Robbins served his time in a federal prison in Lompoc, California.[7] Robbins was released after 18 months in federal prison, although his sentenced was five years. Robbins spent another two months in a half-way house.[8][9]

Personal life[edit]

Robbins' ex-wife is Miriam Elbaum. Miriam Elbaum's father was Nate Elbaum.[10] Robbins has two children, Jacob Robbins and Leah Robbins.[1][2]

While Robbins was serving time in prison, his Encino home was rented to Ted Titmas.[11] In the late 1990's, Robbins resides in Westwood neighborhood of Los Angeles, California.[8]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Alan Robbins". Retrieved July 11, 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "Inventory of Alan Robbins Papers - Biography". Retrieved July 11, 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Alan Edward Robbins #39353". Retrieved July 11, 2019.
  4. ^ "Alan E. Robbins". Retrieved July 11, 2019.
  5. ^ Gladstone, Mark. "Robbins Was Widely Disliked by Colleagues : Reputation: He was known for his cockiness and his deal-making, but he remained popular with constituents in his heavily Democratic district", The Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, November 20, 1991. Retrieved on February 26, 2016
  6. ^ Jacobs, Paul, and Gladstone, Mark. "Robbins Gets Five-Year Sentence, $475,000 Fine : Courts: EX-state senator's term for political corruption could be reduced if he continues to be helpful to prosecutors", The Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, November 20, 1991. Retrieved on February 26, 2016
  7. ^ Guthrie, Julian (March 26, 1995). "Lobbyist in Jail: I am in ruins". Retrieved July 11, 2019.
  8. ^ a b Katches, Mark (April 9, 1996). "Robbins Returns to Capitol: Political Reform on Agenda". Daily News via the freelibrary.comcom. Retrieved July 11, 2019.
  9. ^ Schrag, Peter (April 12, 2014). "Political corruption nothing new in California". Retrieved July 11, 2019.
  10. ^ "Nathan "Nate" Elbaum". Retrieved July 11, 2019.
  11. ^ DeSantis, Jeannette (August 14, 1996). "Robbins Takes Heat on Tenant's Trial". Daily News via Retrieved July 11, 2019.

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