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Alan Mendelsohn out of prison, gets medical license back

Convicted Broward fraudster Alan Mendelsohn is out of prison — and able to practice medicine again after the state returned his license last week.

Mendelsohn, a Hollywood eye doctor who raised millions for Florida politicians, served two years and six months in federal prison for his role in a highly publicized political corruption case.

He was released in July, his attorney Alvin Entin said.

Mendelsohn's medical license, which had been suspended following his conviction in 2011, was reinstated on Aug. 1, records show. The state Board of Medicine ordered three years' probation and 10 hours of ethics training.

Entin said Mendelsohn’s conviction did not involve his work in medicine.

"By all indications, at the time of the sentencing, he was a very well respected, very competent, very talented doctor," Entin said. "People get messed up in politics all of the time."

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