After you pay $57 million to get access to funds awarded in a phony court judgment, like Ed Morse did, you're liable to worry about whether you can round up the money to pay for a traditional Thanksgiving dinner -- you know, with the caviar, the Kobe steak, and the cast of celebrity guests. It's the same sad predicament for all those millionaires who invested in Rothstein's apparent effort to extort billionaire Jeffrey Epstein and who now must wait for the federal government to pay them back with the money Rothstein gave to local charities. Where's their charity?
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It's not at Bova Cucina in Boca Raton. The restaurant, which is part of the Bova Group in which Rothstein had a stake, hosted nine "underprivileged" local families last night for Thanksgiving dinner. But the Boys & Girls Club of Broward County -- of which, again, Rothstein was a donor -- did not see fit to invite Rothstein's victims to enjoy the upscale chow. It seems their definition of "underprivileged" has something to do with "poverty," which means not having money. They have so little money, these families, that they can't afford to make multimillion-dollar investments and, as such, were never actually in danger of being lured into a Rothstein-esque Ponzi scheme. And yet they get a free meal. This is an outrage.