Mandy Dawson

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    June 19, 2014

    Mandy Dawson: First Black Female Legislator, Health Care Chairwoman, Jailed Again

    Cops arrested Mandy Dawson, Broward County's first black female legislator, and took her to jail in Daytona Beach last Friday. It was, hopefully, the last stop in the downhill slide for the woman who represented central Broward County for 16 years. Dawson improperly took money from disgraced Holly ... More >>

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    July 20, 2012

    Mandy Dawson Gets Six Months for Tax Evasion

    Though former Fort Lauderdale legislator Mandy Dawson said in April that "no different than any other person walking the streets of America" with tax problems, she's certainly different from people walking the streets now: She'll be locked up.Dawson was sentenced to six months in prison today a ... More >>

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    February 7, 2012

    Mandy Dawson to Plead Guilty to Tax Evasion as Soon as She Figures Out How Much She Evaded

    ​Former Fort Lauderdale state Sen. Mandy Dawson will plead guilty to two counts of tax evasion and three counts of failure to file a tax return, according to documents filed yesterday in federal court. She faces up to 13 years in prison.Dawson was indicted last year after authorities say she faile ... More >>

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    February 11, 2011

    Exclusive: Feds Eyeing Lobbyist Ron Book, Fort Lauderdale Housing Authority

    In Broward and Tallahassee politics, influence peddling comes in countless forms. Here's one currently under investigation by the federal government: A powerful lobbyist, seeking to curry favor with a state senator and benefit a major client, helps to secure the senator's boyfriend a job at th ... More >>

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    February 9, 2011

    Political Money Man Mendelsohn's Sentencing Pushed Back

    Wild art: The first edition of the official Tea Party mag. ​Hollywood lobbyist and political fundraiser Alan Mendelsohn won't be sentenced on his federal conspiracy conviction next week after all. The sentencing has been pushed back to April 28, according to court records. Sounds mundane ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2010

    Mendelsohn Singles Out Klenet During Guilty Plea

    The illicit payments made to former legislator Mandy Dawson had been widely reported, but it is interesting that seedy lobbyist and political fundraiser Alan Mendelsohn, an eye doctor by trade, singled out Russell Klenet in federal court today. When Mendelsohn pleaded guilty to a fed ... More >>

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    June 4, 2009
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    October 27, 2006

    Mandy's A Real Pill

    It's so funny to read that state Rep. Mandy Dawson has endorsed Charlie Crist. "I am encouraging everyone I know to take a look at Charlie's record and reward his brand of leadership in Florida," Dawson wrote in a press release. Oh dear, Dawson must be back on the painkillers. Doesn't she re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2006

    Gantt Rants Against Leonard Pitts

    Lucius Gantt is a black columnist and politico whose stock-in-trade has been old-school polemics and an abiding distrust of the white-dominated power structure. For more than 30 years, he's been writing his often vitriolic and sometimes outrageous opinion, and it has won him praise from fellow journ ... More >>

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    December 26, 2002

    Barred For Life

    The process for restoring the civil rights of felons in Florida works perfectly -- if not restoring their rights is the goal

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    May 16, 2002
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    August 23, 2001

    Annexation Vexation

    The plan to bring Broward County's poor areas into the fold is full of holes