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Convicted Ponzi schemer Rothstein snags Crist with charge of 'quid pro quo'

Convicted Ponzi schemer Scott Rothstein made his first appearance in court yesterday and he unloaded on just about everyone — from Florida’s former governor to judges, bankers, police officers and gangsters.

Story here from Julie K. Brown. Excerpted here:

He detailed how he got around federal campaign finance laws, enlisting members of the firm to contribute hundreds of thousands of dollars to politicians, including former Gov. Charlie Crist. He claimed Crist appointed him to the Judicial Nominating Committee as part of a “quid pro quo” for helping to bankroll his campaign. Crist has said he returned Rothstein’s money after learning it was dirty.


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Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2014/02/05/3915611/rothstein-describes-the-inner.html#storylink=cpyStFrom Julie K. Brown. Relevant graph: He detailed how he got around federal campaign finance laws, enlisting members of the firm to contribute hundreds of thousands of dollars to politicians, including former Gov. Charlie Crist. He claimed Crist appointed him to the Judicial Nominating Committee as part of a “quid pro quo” for helping to bankroll his campaign. Crist has said he returned Rothstein’s money after learning it was dirty.

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2014/02/05/3915611/rothstein-describes-the-inner.html#storylink=cpy

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