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Thursday, June 10, 2010

Scott Rothstein Gets 50 Years


Fort Lauderdale Beach, Florida, USA, which lie...Image via Wikipedia

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 sentenced today to fifty years in prison as reported by Jay Weaver for The Miami Herald.  However, Rothstein still may receive a sentence reduction for his cooperation in an FBI sting which resulted in the arrest last March of Miami Beach, FL wine merchant Roberto Settineri who allegedly was an intermediary between the Gambino crime family and the Santa Maria de Gesu clan from the Sicilian Mafia.
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