Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Shocking news

Scott Rothstein to plead guilty. Here's Curt Anderson from the AP:
Disbarred South Florida lawyer Scott Rothstein is negotiating a guilty plea with federal prosecutors on charges of orchestrating a $1.2 billion Ponzi scheme using faked legal settlements, his attorney said Tuesday.
"I can tell you that there will be a change of plea to guilty," said Rothstein attorney Marc Nurik. "We don't have any finalization on the details at this point."
Nurik said he will ask a federal judge Wednesday to set a date for the change of plea hearing. Rothstein, 47, pleaded not guilty in December to a five-count indictment accusing him of racketeering, conspiracy and fraud in a scheme that ran from 2005 to 2009.


Anonymous said...

Why is that shocking?

Anonymous said...

"shocking news" really? who is shocked? not me said the flea.

Anonymous said...

40 years

Rumpole said...

Rick: How can you close me up? On what grounds?
Captain Renault: I'm shocked, shocked to find that gambling is going on in here!
[a croupier hands Renault a pile of money]
Croupier: Your winnings, sir.
Captain Renault: [sotto voce] Oh, thank you very much.
Captain Renault: Everybody out at once!

Anonymous said...

Even More Shocking News:

The Hawk finally gets elected to the Hall of Fame.

David Oscar Markus said...

I was being sarcastic!

Anonymous said...

Congrats to the Hawk. Well deserved.