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Monday, April 19, 2010

Undercover Informant

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Scott Rothstein, the politically connected Fort Lauderdale, FL attorney who pleaded guilty last January to running a $1.2 billion Ponzi scheme which involved using his firm Rothstein Rosenfeldt Adler as a front to sell phony legal settlements to investors, was instrumental through his cooperation with the FBI in the bust last month of Roberto Settineri who allegedly was an intermediary between the Gambino crime family and the Santa Maria de Gesu clan from the Sicilian Mafia, and Peter Franceschina from the Sun Sentinel reports on the details: "In his final month of freedom, newly released court documents show, Rothstein covertly recorded at least 18 conversations during his meetings and phone calls with Settineri and two other targets of the federal investigation." Meanwhile, Jeffrey Weiner, the attorney representing Settineri, apparently doesn't like Rothstein as reported by Brian Hamacher for NBC Miami: "Rothstein has no credibility. He is a despicable human being in every sense. He is a terrible, terrible person."
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