Scott Rothstein Indicted
Lawyer and lobbyist Scott Rothstein donated $175,000 to the Republican Party of Florida. Rothstein lived a jet set livestyle financed from a Ponzi scheme he was running. Rothstein has been indicted by federal authorities for wire fraud, mail fraud and money laundering.
Rothstein and his co-conspirators created bogus bank documents, computer records and promissory notes. Rothstein would talk people into giving loans for a high return of interest. The money was used for Rothstein's lavish lifestyle and to "provide gratuities to high ranking members of police agencies." Translation: brides.
Federal Charges Against Scott Rothstein, December 1, 2009