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Scott Rothstein Saga: Four Alleged Co-Conspirators Set Dates For Guilty Pleas

The four men indicted late last month as being conspirators in former Fort Lauderdale lawyer Scott Rothstein's $1.2 billion Ponzi scheme are scheduled to enter guilty pleas, according to the Associated Press.

The men, Howard Kusnick, 58, of Tamarac, Stephen Caputi, 53, of Lauderhill, William Corte, 38, of Plantation, and Curtis Renie, 38, of Fort Lauderdale, are expected to plead guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud.

All of the dates scheduled for the four to enter pleas are at the end of this month.

Corte and Renie -- both computer nerds in the information technology department of Rothstein's defunct law firm -- are accused of copying a TD bank website, and keeping it updated with false information to show investors.

Kusnick is a former lawyer of Rothstein's law firm, who allegedly drafted a fake lawsuit settlement letter.

The feds say Rothstein's pal Caputi would pose as a banker or lawsuit plaintiff to show credibility to Rothstein's scheme in front of investors.

The maximum sentence the men face would be five-year prison sentences.

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Matthew Hendley
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