UPDATED: Feds Ask Judge To Sentence Mendelsohn To 30 Months

1 Jun

A bit of the Sun-Sentinel's "Corruption Chart"

Eye doctor Alan Mendelsohn, who as a lobbyist and fundraiser who rose high in the state GOP before flaming out, will be sentenced today in federal court for his stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars in PAC money, an apparent bribery scandal involving former state Rep. Mandy Dawson, and his role in a political scandal involving Ponzi schemer Joel Steinger.

UPDATED: Mendelsohn is in federal court before Judge Zloch as a type this (12:21). The government has recommended Mendelsohn receive 24 to 30 months while Mendelsohn’s defense attorney has said 15 to 17 months is more in order. Will update again when Zloch hands down his sentence.  

In the meantime, click here to check out the new Sun-Sentinel “Corruption Chart.” It’s actually quite wonderful, though it needs some serious copy editing in parts.


20 Responses to “UPDATED: Feds Ask Judge To Sentence Mendelsohn To 30 Months”

  1. GFL June 1, 2011 at 9:02 am #


  2. Christy June 1, 2011 at 9:08 am #

    2nd on the 1st day of the month!

    • GFL June 1, 2011 at 9:09 am #

      Hi Christy! My first day on the new blog…

  3. GFL June 1, 2011 at 9:09 am #

    I like the SS chart. Does need some editing, looks like a font problem to me. They need to list Ritter’s campaign finance issue as well.

  4. Christy June 1, 2011 at 9:15 am #

    GFL is in the house.

    SS Flow chart is great! I’d like to see some personal Quotes like the one from Positively Patty ” I am the most ethical person I know”. Listed under their pictures.

    • FauxChiefFranklinAdderley June 1, 2011 at 11:13 am #

      What a wonderful site you are on the morning blog. As you can see I am not listed on that corruption chart, I’m as pure as a freshly fallen snow….. job. Maybe you would like to have lunch with me today?
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  5. Patti Lynn June 1, 2011 at 10:12 am #

    Christy, that is hysterical. I remember when she said that, and Bob commented that, if true, it would be saying a lot about the folks that she associated with. I believe that both Atkins-Grad and Sultanof have status hearings this week, (maybe tomorrow). I’m not sure what that means, can anyone fill me in? Also, I’ve heard that Sultanof is in an assisted living facility and is in poor health. No one has verified that, either.

    • Death Frog 3 June 1, 2011 at 11:05 am #

      Status hearing is just an appearance by the State and Defense in which they tell the judge how the case is progressing and when they expect to be ready for trial sometimes they will set dates for pretrial motions etc.

  6. Holl June 1, 2011 at 12:16 pm #

    Keith Wasserstrom, Hollywood City Commissioner, convicted felon, should be added to SS chart.

  7. John Dahlburg June 1, 2011 at 12:19 pm #

    Dear Bob (and readers): Thanks for the kind words about the chart we published this morning. There was some sort of weird coding problem online that we’ve now fixed; please have another look and all should be well.
    Best regards,
    John Dahlburg
    Sun Sentinel

  8. Hellvis June 1, 2011 at 12:34 pm #

    what time does Bob appear on TV?

  9. irvingfeiner June 1, 2011 at 12:37 pm #

    I sure would hate to be the guy that taught Mendelsohn how to launder money. The Feds are probably gonna really hammer that guy.

    • Death Frog 3 June 1, 2011 at 12:54 pm #

      Very funny…

  10. irvingfeiner June 1, 2011 at 2:06 pm #

    48 months minus 18 months after a Rule 35 Motion reduction after throwing Klenet under the bus = 30 months.

    Klenet sniffing Pruno instead of fine wines and smoking those 98.6 cigars = priceless

    • GFL June 1, 2011 at 6:18 pm #

      Love it!

  11. Ms.Michelle June 1, 2011 at 7:49 pm #

    Dr. Mendelsohn is a wonderful Doctor and a very humble man… He should have NEVER recieved that sentence after all the pro-bono work he has done for 25 years as a surgeon…I have seen far worse done in politics and this was wrong…This will be a terrible loss to our community…

    • unowho!!! June 1, 2011 at 9:51 pm #

      Is Ms Michelle his mistress???

      • Virgil Starkwell June 1, 2011 at 10:40 pm #

        No, his patient. Remember, he is an eye Doctor.

      • Ms.Michelle June 2, 2011 at 10:23 am #

        Not even close …. Just someone who knows what a kind man he is…Wait untill someday when your flat broke and no one cares about your sorry ass …Maybe you will need some pro bono work …HA HA

  12. Feaux parkland man June 1, 2011 at 10:24 pm #

    Fn eye doctors they should all be hung by the balls until they beg to be executed. They are all scum. You can’t trust eye doctors. They just get rich and become fn political operatives stealing donations and funneling money into their own pockets.

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