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Scott Rothstein

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  • Mayo: From pot to Scott, another year of highs and lows in Florida

    Mayo: From pot to Scott, another year of highs and lows in Florida
    In a parking garage outside his Fort Lauderdale office, Florida's only legal pot smoker lit up a fat joint. For more than 30 years, Irvin Rosenfeld has gotten marijuana from the federal government as part of an experimental program. He just learned a...
  • Rothstein's right-hand woman Debra Villegas deserves big break, feds say

    Rothstein's right-hand woman Debra Villegas deserves big break, feds say
    Scott Rothstein's former right-hand woman Debra Villegas should get her federal prison term cut in half — to five years — as a reward for her extensive cooperation with investigators, prosecutors are recommending. Prosecutors say her help,...
  • Rothstein's right-hand woman to be released from prison

    Rothstein's right-hand woman to be released from prison
    Scott Rothstein's former right-hand woman, who has been behind bars for the past three and a half years for her role in a conspiracy to launder money in connection with Rothstein's Ponzi scheme, "will be home for Christmas," her lawyer said Thursday....
  • Fan-free and factually challenged, Crist and Scott slug it out again

    Challenging each other's command of facts, empathy and ethics, Republican Gov. Rick Scott and Democratic challenger Charlie Crist gave CNN's national audience a mouthful of their Florida political fisticuffs. Their third and final debate Tuesday night...
  • Tuesday: Will Rick Scott spend his millions to win the election?

    Tuesday: Will Rick Scott spend his millions to win the election?
          It is time for Gov. Rick Scott to bring out the heaviest hitter in his political arsenal. We’re talking about his wallet. After spending more than $75 million of his own money to get into the governor’s mansion four years ago,...
  • Look around for best reason to be thankful

    Look around for best reason to be thankful
    You don't have to go far to find the bad news these days. Just look at the front page of the newspaper or turn on the television or radio. Ebola. ISIS. Ferguson. More wars in places we can't find on a map. The Middle East blowing up again. The...
  • Rothstein's ex-general counsel admits fraud

    Rothstein's ex-general counsel admits fraud
    The man who was Scott Rothstein's general counsel at the notorious Rothstein Rosenfeldt Adler law firm pleaded guilty to wire fraud conspiracy Thursday. David Boden, 53, of Hallandale Beach, who received a salary of $500,000 a year, admitted his role...
  • Strippers, emails color Florida governor's race

    Strippers, emails color Florida governor's race
    TALLAHASSEE – Florida voters have almost survived another toxic but non-fatal overdose of their politicians. But it's not too late to kick up a cloud of pseudo-scandal in the blind hope that it swings your decision. Republican Gov. Rick Scott and...
  • Scott, Crist slug it out in final governor's debate

    Scott, Crist slug it out in final governor's debate
    Challenging each other's command of facts, empathy and ethics, Republican Gov. Rick Scott and Democratic challenger Charlie Crist gave CNN's national audience Tuesday night a large dose of their Florida political fisticuffs. Their third and final debate...
  • Vote today or Tuesday, but vote!

    Vote today or Tuesday, but vote!
    Two more days, and you can say you made it. Candidates love to say that running for office is like competing in a marathon, but what about you — the voter? For months, your mailbox has been filled with various fliers of candidates with their...
  • Five years on, Rothstein's Ponzi still resonates

    Five years on, Rothstein's Ponzi still resonates
    My idea was simple. Talk to a range of people impacted by Scott Rothstein's Ponzi scheme — and his high-powered law firm's implosion five years ago — and ask them to sum up their lives since November 1, 2009, the day Rothstein's $1.4 billion...