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Rothstein attorney had nearly $1 million in expenses

Check out the expense account for Steve Lippman, one of the attorneys at the now defunct Rothstein Rosenfeldt Adler law firm. A complaint filed against him in federal court today alleges that between 2006 and 2009 he was paid more than $930,000 for expenses from the law firm for things such as country club charges, household items, sport tickets.

Bankruptcy attorneys are now trying to recoup those expenses, plus bonuses and loans, paid to Lippman. His attorney Bruce Zimet said he did nothing wrong.

"Every cent he got he earned legitimately,'' Zimet said.

The complaint does not mention political donations -- Lippman and his wife gave more than $240,000 to candidates including Gov. Charlie Crist. Federal prosecutors have alleged that Scott Rothstein gave bonuses in exchange for employees making donations -- although they haven't named names. But Zimet said that Lippman gave on his own -- not in exchange for any bonuses or compensation from the law firm.

Lippman likely isn't the last person at the law firm who will be asked to fork over money. 

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