Former S. Fla. lawmaker Mandy Dawson arrested on income tax chargesby Dara Kam | July 20th, 2011
Mandy Dawson, a former state senator whose district included part of Palm Beach County, was arrested yesterday on a federal income tax charge, the Sun Sentinel is reporting.
Dawson was implicated in a federal public corruption probe into Alan Mendelsohn, a Hollywood eye doctor and major political fundraiser with ties to politicians in both parties.
Mendelsohn told federal investigators that he paid Dawson $82,000 through an intermediary in 2003 and 2005 in an effort to persuade her to support legislation he was backing. Dawson left office in 2008 due to term limits.
Dawson, 55, now lives in Daytona Beach, where she was arrested Wednesday morning.
Read the Sun Sentinel story here.