FT. LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – A former Florida senator accused of federal tax evasion is apparently ready to plead guilty in the case, according to documents filed with federal court Monday. According to the agreement, all that’s left is working out when she would surrender, and how much she owes the IRS.

Mandy Dawson represented parts of Broward and Palm Beach counties in the Florida House and Senate until 2008. She was arrested in July, after the IRS claimed she didn’t file tax returns for 2 years while she was in office.

Dawson, a Democrat, has been living in the Daytona Beach area. She is represented by a federal public defender, who filed the request. The attorney said Dawson is undergoing medical care, has transportation problems, and would like time to work through those issues.

Dawson was snared during the investigation which led to the indictment of Alan Mendelsohn, an eye doctor charged with political corruption.

Material From The South Florida Sun Sentinel supplemented this report.

  1. Polaco says:

    She should call congressman Charles wrangler to advised her. He don’t pay income tax for 20 yrs and stay in the congress today free of charges. Also, she should contact the teasury secrertary Timoth that owned the Irs 42k many years and never get charged and in top of that was rewarded with a cabinet position in barabama administration. Demorats

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