April 18: Serves with his wife as co-chairpersons of the American Heart Association's Broward County Heart Ball.

July 10: The Sun Sentinel reports Rothstein is paying Fort Lauderdale police to guard his home 24 hours a day at a cost of $1,080 a day, or $394,200 a year.

July 27: Jackson's Steakhouse in Fort Lauderdale is joins The BOVA Group stable of restaurants. Jack Jackson is president and chief operating officer; Rothstein is BOVA Chairman.

October 27: Rothstein flies to Morocco. He is escorted to the airport by David Benjamin, a lieutenant and a top aide to Sheriff Al Lamberti.

October 31: Rothstein sends a desperate text message to his law firm's five partners indicating they wouldn't see him again.

November 1: The Sun Sentinel confirms that Rothstein, Rosenfeldt and Adler hired former Miami U.S. Attorney Kendall Coffey to look into matters involving Rothstein. In addition, a member of the firm - Marc Nurik - resigned so he could represent Rothstein. Also, Banyan, an investment group that includes Fort Lauderdale businessman George Levin, contacted federal prosecutors with concerns about "suspicious activity."

November 2: Founding partner and president Stuart Rosenfeldt of Rothstein, Rosenfeldt & Adler says he had no clue about the financial schemes that would collapse the firm. At least six of RRA's attorneys - including Palm Beach County Commissioner Steve Abrams - have resigned from the firm's South Florida offices, along with the entire Caracas, Venezuela, branch operation, which had at least 15 lawyers. Rothstein's whereabouts are unknown, Marc Nurik, Rothstein's attorney, vows he will return after getting away to "clear his head."

Fort Lauderdale Police Department yanked police officers from security details at his home, restaurant and law office.

November 3: Rothstein returns at 12:50 p.m. landing in a chartered jet at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport. Flight tracking records show that about the time Rothstein arrived at the airport, a chartered Gulfstream V jet from Casablanca, Morocco, touched down. The same jet flew from Fort Lauderdale to Casablanca on Oct. 27. Rosenfeldt said he was told that Rothstein met with federal prosecutors after his chartered plane lands.

First investor lawsuit filed against Rothstein, Rosenfeldt and Adler by FDS Investments USA LLC, an Aventura company that says it lost more than $3 million

November 4: More than 10 Fort Lauderdale police officers surround the building where Rothstein Rosenfeldt and Adler law firm is, downtown off Las Olas Boulevard.. Rosenfeldt said the firm called police because some lawyers feared he'd return to the firm to "reassert control.''

Retired Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Herbert Stettin is named the firm's receiver, responsible for approving the firm's day-to-day financial decisions. Rosenfeldt is responsible for the firm's legal decisions.

Dozens of FBI and IRS agents spend spent 7 1/2 hours and seize 44 boxes of evidence from the law firm. They focus on a tightly secured suite that only Rothstein and a few key staff members had access to. Agents also searched the office of Debra Villegas, the firm's chief operating officer.

November 5: William Scherer, a lawyer representing an investment group owed about $75 million, said he is investigating TD Bank's role in the scandal. TD Bank maintained accounts for the investment business that Rothstein covertly ran from his law firm.

November 6: At a court hearing attorneys from the firm say Rothstein removed money from the law firm's trust accounts as well as its operating accounts. What funds remain are mostly from a $200,000 check the state Democratic Party returned.

November 9: Federal court documents filed by the Internal Revenue Service show Rothstein ran a Ponzi scheme involving hundreds of millions of dollars since 2005. Rothstein vows to WSVN-Ch. 7 that he would pay back investors.

November 9: Federal agents seize Rothstein's high-end sports cars, including Bugatti Veyrons worth about $1.6 million apiece, 87-foot yacht and four guns. They also placed liens on eight properties worth a total of $18.3 million - which federal authorities say he could not afford before orchestrating the alleged fraud. Among those properties is his $6.45 million Harbor Beach neighborhood home, one of three locations hit by the FBI and IRS in coordinated seizures.

November 10: Investors file involuntary Chapter 11 bankruptcy petitions against the law firm citing claims that total more than $1.15 million. The law firm is in the process of being dissolved. An attorney for four clients wrote that the law firm received a $1.4 million wire transfer to an escrow account Oct. 29 which was moved to the firm's operating account the next day and was immediately spent.

November 11: Lawyers for auto dealership kingpin Ed Morse, 88, file a motion to be kept apprised of any developments in a forced bankruptcy action against the firm after Rothstein bamboozled him into handing over $57 million in another scheme involving a lawsuit with an interior designer and fake court documents.

November 12: FBI says the alleged investment scam may exceed $1 billion in victims' investments and reach international shores.