Former Daytona state representative Dwayne Taylor pleads not guilty to fraud accusations
Former State Rep. Dwayne Taylor has pleaded not guilty to nine counts of wire fraud accusing him of using campaign money for his personal benefit.
Taylor, a former Daytona Beach city commissioner and four-term member of the Florida House of Representatives, pleaded not guilty on March 9, the day after the indictment was filed.
Taylor, 49, is accused of withdrawing cash in amounts ranging from $100 to $400 eight times from ATMs and cashed one check in Daytona Beach, Ormond Beach and Tampa, according to the indictment. The totals added up to $2,440.
The indictment accused Taylor of falsely reporting campaign expenses during the 2012 and 2014 campaigns.