| Dec 23, 2009
The defunct law firm of alleged Ponzi scheme mastermind Scott Rothstein made millions of dollars in loans or advances to employees – some of which appear to be still owing, according to new court documents filed by the bankruptcy trustee.
| Dec 29, 2009
In the first lawsuit targeting a former Scott Rothstein colleague, a bankruptcy trustee on Tuesday sued attorney Steven N. Lippman, asserting he pocketed $3.8 million in bonuses, unpaid loans and reimbursements for home furnishings, country club fees...
| Jan 5, 2010
Mega Ponzi scheme suspect Scott Rothstein plans to plead guilty in his racketeering and conspiracy case by the end of this month, his attorney announced in federal court Wednesday morning.
Federal prosecutors revealed little during the brief hearing ...
| Jan 6, 2010
Scott Rothstein's quest for friends in uniform stretched high into the command of the Broward Sheriff's Office, rattling the agency into opening an internal affairs investigation, the sheriff announced this week.
Already affected is Lt. David Benjamin,...
| Jan 8, 2010
Federal prosecutors investigating Scott Rothstein's alleged $1.2 billion Ponzi scheme have given their strongest indication yet that some of his former co-workers will face criminal charges.
In a document filed in federal court late Thursday, prosecutors...
| Jan 13, 2010
The Florida Bar is investigating at least 35 former senior lawyers in the now-bankrupt Fort Lauderdale law firm headed by Scott Rothstein, who was disbarred before he was criminally charged last month with using the firm to run a $1.2 billion investment...
| Jan 17, 2010
| 1:40 PM
A high-ranking Broward sheriff's official under scrutiny for his association with Scott Rothstein has a friend and patron in high places: Gov. Charlie Crist.
Tom Wheeler, second in command at the Broward Sheriff's Office, was a fraternity brother of...
| Jan 23, 2010
| 3:00 PM
A prominent Miami builder, a Broward circuit judge and the daughter of former Florida Gov. Lawton Chiles were among the winning bidders who hauled off relics of Scott Rothstein's collapsed law firm at a bankruptcy auction held Saturday.
| Jan 25, 2010
Twenty-eight police officers guarded Scott Rothstein's empire for six months, but the city that employs them doesn't know how much they earned from the off-duty work.
If Rothstein gave them bonuses or gifts, the city of Fort Lauderdale doesn't know about...
| Jan 26, 2010
To victims, colleagues and members of his once-swinging entourage, he's a superstar of flimflam, a lawyer gone spectacularly rotten — maybe even a sociopath.
Scott Rothstein's attorney says his client is truly remorseful and ready to atone with...
| Jan 26, 2010
Don't expect any bombshells when Scott Rothstein pleads guilty Wednesday to running a massive fraud that fueled his meteoric rise from little-known labor attorney to omnipresent fixture in Broward County's political and charitable circles.