Just got hold of Debra Villegas, the chief operating officer of Rothstein Rosenfeldt Adler, who Scott Rothstein claimed handled his financial affairs. Earlier today I wondered aloud whether Villegas knew that there was something fishy about Rothstein's investments. I asked her that question. She said: "I have no comment to the media whatsoever."
Last year, Villegas' estranged ex-husband Tony was arrested for the murder of Melissa Britt Lewis, an attorney at Rothstein's firm and Debra Villegas' best friend. That incident was the reason Rothstein cited for hiring a security detail off-duty cops to guard his home.
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As Daily Pulp reported, Rothstein himself returned to Fort Lauderdale this afternoon. The lawyer is said to be negotiating a deal with federal officials.