[Update: The feds left the Rothstein Rosenfeldt Adler law firm a bit after 5 a.m. after arriving about 6 p.m. They took voluminous records and left an inventory, though that is being kept confidential. The FBI and IRS did their work at night so as not to totally disrupt the law firm's work.]
We all know the society magazines are leeches for the rich and politically connected, but some of the local fluff coverage of Ponzi schemer Scott Rothstein was just miserable.
The Palm Beach Post's Michael Bender found a particularly heinous piece about Rothstein that was published in Las Olas Lifestyle magazine in 2007, titled, and you can't make this up: "Scott Rothstein: A Compassionate Heart." Las Olas Lifestyle's motto, mind you, is "We Not Only Go to Million Dollar Homes, Our Readers Spend Millions!"
Here's a passage:
Politics is another in Rothstein's never ending streams of passions. And, he focuses much of his attention on assisting those who help children in need. Rothstein believes every child should have the opportunity to live a better quality of life, regardless of their environment and elected officials need to create this opportunity.
"Governor Charlie Crist, is the perfect example. I started supporting him when he was running for Attorney General. I studied his principles. I met with him for hours, and decided this guy is the key to true change. He won the election and truly made a difference. He called upon me again when he decided to run for Governor and I supported him with every ounce of my being. This is a person of pure unadulterated passion and integrity. His approval rating is through the roof because he does what he believes in his heart is right and doesn't play games along party lines or with peoples lives. He is the peoples Governor, plain and simple. And, some day I am certain he will be the people's President."
Click here to see the spread, including the cover and a great pic of Rothstein with wife Kim along with another of Rothstein beaming with Crist and former U.S. Sen. Mel Martinez.