The Friends of Alan Mendelsohn

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Alan Mendelsohn
Alan Mendelsohn -- the convicted government scam artist as well as a former Hollywood ophthalmologist, GOP fundraiser, lobbyist, and adviser to former Gov. Charlie Crist -- has a lot of friends.

Mendelsohn was sentenced to four years in prisons after he pleaded guilty to a conspiracy charge alleging he was scheming to bilk the U.S. government -- trying to hide $82,000 in political donations secretly given to former State Sen. Mandy Dawson and lying to federal agents -- which came about due to his scandal-laden ties to Ponzi schemer Joel Steinger.

According to court documents obtained by New Times, 104 people went to bat for Mendelsohn before his sentencing -- not including the letters from family and patients -- providing relationship character letters that were submitted to U.S. District Judge William Zloch.

Many asked for the judge to spare Mendelsohn from prison, while five blamed the press for Mendelsohn's conviction, two said it wasn't his fault, and several said they weren't even familiar with the case.

A good portion of the character letters were from other medical professionals. Others say they are active in political circles, while others are teachers and Rabbis.

Below are the names of the 104 people who wrote the relationship character letters that were submitted by Mendelsohn's attorney:

  • Jay Adler
  • Ruby J. Allman
  • Karl Altenbruger
  • Anais Balbin
  • Robert O. Baratta
  • Earl Barron
  • Rabbi Yerucham "Jerome" Bensinger
  • Carlos Buznego
  • Alejandro Chediak
  • Cherie Cook
  • Barbara Coplowitz
  • Karla Y. Cornileus
  • Brenda Consenza
  • Michael D. Cusick
  • Judith Dach
  • Rabbi Edward Davis
  • Lorry S. Davis
  • David K. Dennis
  • Jay Dennis
  • Joel Dennis
  • Karen S. Dennis
  • Kevin D. Dennis
  • Michael G. Dennis
  • Pauline S. Dennis
  • Sheryl Dennis
  • Aliza Dissen
  • Chaim Dissen
  • Carl Drucker
  • Neal P. Dunn
  • David A. Epstein
  • Gil Epstein
  • Walter M. Fingerer
  • Donald F. Foy
  • Morton Fridman
  • Nicole Fry
  • Ira Ginsberg
  • Miriam Ginsberg
  • Lorraine Glass
  • Emanuel Goodman
  • Myrtle Grant
  • Barney Greenberg
  • Lawrence Halperin
  • Particia Handler
  • Jubran A. Hoche
  • Leonard J. Hoenig
  • Gerald M. Hoffman
  • Scott L. Hopes
  • Joanne F. Jablonski
  • Anthony Jaswinski
  • Delain Joyce
  • Monica Joyce
  • Rachel Kaplan
  • John N. Katopodis
  • William J. Knauer III
  • Theodore Koerner III
  • Myles K. Krieger
  • Ana Gonzalez-Labarga
  • Michael Levine
  • Susan Lis
  • Miguel A. Machado
  • Veronica Puccio Margrone
  • Tyler McKeon
  • Karina Mezzasalma
  • Mark Michels
  • Emanuel Newmark
  • Tap A. Nguyen
  • William Nitzberg
  • Ralph J. Nobo Jr.
  • Cynthia S. Peterson
  • Donna Ramsey
  • Rabbi Nathan Riesel
  • Wayne Riskin
  • Seymour Rosen
  • Alan Routman
  • J. James Rowsey
  • Laurie Nitzberg Sabra
  • Hugo R. Salcedo
  • Chander Samy
  • Shelly San Solo
  • Shante Sandy
  • Gary Schemmer
  • Gerold L. Schiebler
  • Michael I. Schwartz
  • Gordon Schwenk
  • Manuel Silverblatt
  • Sandra Silverblatt
  • Elaine Sinyor
  • Abbey Shepard-Smith
  • Don Sokolik
  • David L. Sugerman
  • Dottie Suiters
  • David Tepper
  • Patsy Thiele
  • W. Scott Thompson
  • Henry L. Trattler
  • Roberto Warman
  • Steven R. West
  • Timothy R. Wilson
  • Frederick Wittlin
  • Moshe Yalon
  • Andrew Zighelboim
  • Sandra Zimmerman
  • John Valdis Zudans

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Lots of Hebrew names.... going to bat for their kin..... them always think them innocent, like Madoff, Rothstein, or back in the day of Jesus.... that once of year prayer of them asking for forgiveness did not work this time...

The Pulp Blog
The Pulp Blog

Nope, both her signature and the attorney's filing read "Lorry."


nreal that he thought he could get away with it!  The idea that he thought he didn't deserve jail time because he wanted to take care of his daughter is absurd.  How many criminals have sick family members? I do feel sorry for what his 2 girls are going to go through, but has nothing to do with the fact that their dad broke the law.

John Henry
John Henry

Were are all the REAL players on this list???  This just seems like a list of "lesser known" people from his synagoge.  It seems like all of his REAL POWERBROKER "friends" bailed on him--I guess they didn't want their names appearing next to his in the newspaper. LOL. 

City Activist Robert Walsh
City Activist Robert Walsh

And what we are suppose to be impressed w/ these people saying how wonderful he is??  Another shady character getting involved w/ poltics to line his pockets. Did you here where the money all went. Private schools for the kids, money to keep the mistress hushed. Plus sports car to exotic trips. And then he doesn't think he should go to jail because he has family issues. The Judge wasn't buying it, he's lucky he only got 4 yrs. People don't listen to these prosectors, sure snitch and you will get a light sentence. When they are just as bad as the people they are ratting on, or even worse. Be a man Dr.  and go do your time.

Parkland man
Parkland man

Hey chazey,Timothy where you at bro you like to dish it out and beat on women,looks like your dick Tracy, and got a 75 year old black women a misdemeanor,wow did you get a scumbag lawyer at the soa to charge her,do you have to suck there cock like you do with little boys,you fn pussy.your mother must be really proud of you,do you use that fn dirtbag broke dick working out of the trunk of his car Tom connick for your lawyer,he just might be as broke as you,if that's possible.Hey when you looked up my house in parkland were you surprised I paid 900 k 8 years ago and when you see the rest I bet you shit yourself huh and other really good bloggers want to expose Chad Stevens just call the parkland man if you need Funding I got 2 need two more.he's a fn dirtbag and he picked a fight with the wrong person,he can only beat on women and people that can't fight back.apply at

Nucky Thompson
Nucky Thompson

Poor Mr Mendelsohn , he made two crucial mistakes in his bid to avoid jail time.

First he didnt hire Bogenschutz as his lawyer.Secondly he didn't kill anyone..

Parkland man
Parkland man

Timothy,Chad,Richard,Stevens,would the real pussy please stand up,hey and the part about trying to walk away no chance asshole,when I gave my number the other day I got lots of calls from people that don't like you and 2 bloggers that I will fund are gonna bury you ah,if I where you I would be more worried about the brothers.let me remind you that you wear warned,again I'm not Larry or al. And I must say I'm very happy about Gonot he's almost as big as a scumbag as you.

Parkland man
Parkland man

Timothy,hey women beater you can't hide behind your cumputer any more because you can see that everyone knows you like hitting women try a rock scumbag and maybe jump off the pier if you have the 50 cents to get on it,you broke mf.hey the very little amount of money you gave to women in distress was that part of your sentence you fn dirtbag.


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Chaz, I've uncovered a pretty troublesome life for you my friend. In 2004 Kelly had put a restraining order against you.. He was charged and found guilty of Statue 784.047. Care to explain this buddy? Anger getting to you? Some of the documents are not available online, but I've got my requests in..In the next coming days I'll be launching a new website at exposing the real Chaz and documenting all my finding on Chaz. Oh and Chaz, I have Kelly's side of the story =)See for yourself people, go here and search Stevens Timothy or Stevens ChazBananas, hows them.Posted by: Whistle Blower | February 24, 2011 11:10 PM


Did his former mistress write on his behalf as well?

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