Scott Rothstein: From Riches to Prison

Scott Rothstein: From Riches to Prison

Back in October 2008, our first story on Scott Rothstein wondered how a once-unknown lawyer could rise so quickly to the top of Broward County's power structure. About a year later, Rothstein's empire had crumbled. He had fled to Morocco and admitted to friends that he had stolen more than $1 billion in a Ponzi scheme. Now the government is selling off his assets to pay back victims, and Rothstein faces decades in prison for his misdeeds.


Back in October 2008, our first story on Scott Rothstein wondered how a once-unknown lawyer could rise so quickly to the top of Broward County's power structure. About a year later, Rothstein's empire had crumbled. He had fled to Morocco and admitted to friends that he had stolen more than $1 billion in a Ponzi scheme. Now the government is selling off his assets to pay back victims, and Rothstein faces decades in prison for his misdeeds.
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