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Former hotel owner pays remainder of $1 million penalty

Published On: Feb 15 2012 07:00:00 PM EST   Updated On: Feb 16 2012 05:35:00 PM EST

The former owner of the Americus Hotel in Allentown has paid off a fine, years after he was busted for taking part in a bogus business deal.

ALLENTOWN, Pa. -

The former owner of the Americus Hotel in Allentown has paid off a fine, years after he was busted for taking part in a bogus business deal.

Mark Mendelson has paid the remainder of a $1 million penalty, according to court documents.

Mendelson was ordered to pay the fine after pleading guilty to bribery and conspiracy in 2008.

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Mendelson was charged after police said he and another man set up a phony business deal to secure a property in Montgomery County.