Dawson, 55, was arrested in July on federal charges of tax evasion and failing to file tax returns while she was an elected official in 2004 and 2005. She was charged as a result of the federal corruption investigation that led to the arrest and imprisonment of former Hollywood eye doctor and political fundraiser Dr. Alan Mendelsohn.
The former lawmaker wants a judge to give her and her federal public defender an extra two months to figure out details of the proposed plea agreement, including precisely how much she would owe the IRS, according to the court records.
Photo: Steve Cannon, Associated Press, 2005
The requested delay is partly because Dawson "does not have a reliable means of transportation and has been undergoing medical treatment," her attorney wrote. Story here.