PHOTOS: Thompson Fundraiser Has Rap Sheet

Records show Philip Martin sold drugs, took bets and now has tax debts to face.

Thompson Fundraiser Has Rap Sheet

Phil Martin
Phil Martin
Phil Martin
Phil Martin
Phil Martin
Phil Martin
Phil Martin
Phil Martin
Phil Martin
Phil Martin
In 1983, state criminal records show Martin was arrested in connection with a cocaine dealing scheme, in which Martin helped to sell an ounce of cocaine to an undercover policeman and was conspiring to sell him another pound. Martin pleaded nolo contendere to felony charges of trafficking and conspiracy and received five years' probation.

After his probation ended in 1989, Martin switched to operating a number of businesses, many of which folded. The businesses have left trails of outstanding tax debts, unhappy former employees and furious investors. (ABC News)

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