Florida lobbyist controversy in The Miami Herald

The Miami Herald reports on a new controversy surrounding a Florida lobbyist.

A prominent eye doctor who claimed influence over high-level Florida politicians surrendered Wednesday to the FBI on federal charges that he ran a multimillion-dollar fraudulent fund raising and lobbying operation.

A few hours after his arrest, 51-year-old Dr. Alan Mendelsohn pleaded not guilty to a 32-count indictment accusing him of wire fraud, mail fraud and lying to FBI agents. The combined maximum prison sentence for all counts adds up to more than 500 years.

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