Jailed lawyer Scott Rothstein collected companies like he collected exotic cars, fancy watches and powerful politicians.
By the time his alleged $1.2 billion Ponzi scheme collapsed last month, court documents show he had a stake in more than 100 corporations and businesses. Most were low-profile investment vehicles, with names like 2133 IP and CI27, designed for expediency and to obscure assets. Others were shares in trendy restaurants, flashy vodka companies and beachside hotels that echoed his lavish lifestyle.
Now, as investigators pick through the wreckage of Rothstein's empire on behalf of the investors he allegedly duped, many of his business partners are also facing scrutiny. See story here.