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  • Power broker Bill Scherer cashing in on Rothstein's crimes

     
    Here's one of the best plotlines of the ongoing Scott Rothstein Ponzi saga: the man who stands to gain the most from Rothstein's downfall is a power broker whose star was eclipsed briefly by Rothstein. That would be Fort Lauderdale......
  • Rothstein Ponzi fallout keeps getting stranger

     
    They say justice is blind, but who knew it's also so damn slow? More than a year after Scott Rothstein Ponzi scheme imploded, Rothstein is the only person behind bars for the billion-dollar fraud. (We think -- Rothstein has been......
  • Is Rothstein cohort Debra Villegas' 10-year sentence right?

     
    Is 10 years too harsh, too soft or just right for Debra Villegas? That's the question I kept hearing over the weekend, after Scott Rothstein's former right-hand woman was sentenced for her role in his infamous Ponzi scheme. Villegas' sentencing......
  • Advice to Broward commissioners: Don't play games with ethics policy

     
    Today is ethics day in the Broward County Commission chambers (now there's an oxymoron), and I've got a few words of advice for our elected leaders: Don't play games. A host of various proposals, including a tough new policy crafted......
  • Is RPOF spending Scott’s money on McCollum?

     
    UPDATE: Read the RPOF response by Jotkoff counterpart (and equally extraordinaire) Katie Gordon Betta below. The state Democratic Party's flack extraordinaire, Eric Jotkoff, reminds that before he announced he was challenging Attorney General Bill...
  • Do Rothstein investors deserve to be paid back?

     
    If you invest in something that sounds too good to be true and it turns out to be a Ponzi scheme, do you deserve restitution? U.S. District Judge James Cohn is sorting out restitution claims in the Scott Rothstein case......
  • Scott Rothstein mania returns: Does anyone care?

     
    I'm a little short on cash right now, which means I won't be putting in any bids on the $1.5 million Bugatti Veyron at today's Scott Rothstein auction at the Broward County Convention Center. Which is just as well, considering......
  • Will Rothstein's sentence be real?

     
    Much of Scott Rothstein's recent life has been built on lies, deceit and illusion. Will the illusion continue on Wednesday, in the form of his sentencing before U.S. District Judge James Cohn? Rothstein seeks a 30-year sentence for his......
  • Will Rothstein be in prison Witness Protection Program?

     
    Say the words "witness protection program" and you think of federal informants living quiet lives with new identities in podunk locales. For anybody who saw the movie Goodfellas, you're reminded of Henry Hill (the Ray Liotta character) and the closing.......
  • Waiting for more Rothstein dominoes to fall

     
    I wrote about the silent -- and anxious -- wait of Scott Rothstein's former associates for my Sunday print column, and I asked this question: Will they rue the day that Rothstein returned from Morocco? Without Rothstein's return to "face......
  • Men-only meetings and Greer’s thirst for power

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Yet another “What was he thinking?” moment in the state's case against ousted RPOF Chairman Jim Greer: men-only gatherings and retreats to the Bahamas. In her interview with investigators, former party fundraiser Meredith...