Acting on a local police tip off a prominent figure in the local Labour party council asked Mayor Dodson to step down before an inevitable police investigation.
The Rotherham East councillor had resigned from the Labour Party on Friday but said he was staying on as a (((PIE?))) independent.
South Yorkshire Police confirmed a 66-year-old Rotherham man had been arrested on Friday and had been released on bail.
Cllr Dodson was sworn in as Lord Mayor on June 6 but quit exactly three weeks later.
He has made no comment since except that the resignation was for “personal reasons”.
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