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Scott Rothstein may see sentence reduced by a third, but he’ll likely die in prison

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Bob Norman blogs: Now that Scott Rothstein has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for his billion-dollar Ponzi scheme, the question is whether he’ll actually serve all of it. The answer is likely no, but his best-case scenario still may not save him from dying in prison. Legal experts say Rothstein has little chance to see his sentence reduced by much. If he behaves himself in prison, he’ll have to serve only 85 percent of his time, which knocks it…

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Scott Rothstein may see sentence reduced by a third, but he’ll likely die in prison

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Bob Norman blogs: Now that Scott Rothstein has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for his billion-dollar Ponzi scheme, the question is whether he’ll actually serve all of it. The answer is likely no, but his best-case scenario still may not save him from dying in prison. Legal experts say Rothstein has little chance to see his sentence reduced by much. If he behaves himself in prison, he’ll have to serve only 85 percent of his time, which knocks it…

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Scott Rothstein lawyer: Ponzi schemer left behind ‘great opportunity’ in Morocco

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Can anyone be surprised how this story getting weirder by the moment.  Bob Norman blogs about what Marc Nurik wrote to the judge presiding over Scott Rothstein’s case: On October 30, 2009, while a select few individuals began learning of the existence and magnitude of his ponzi scheme, Mr. Rothstein was ensconced in Morocco, a jurisdiction with no extradition treaty with the United States, with approximately 16 million dollars in liquid funds at his disposable [sic] and the ability to…

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Scott Rothstein lawyer: Ponzi schemer left behind ‘great opportunity’ in Morocco

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Can anyone be surprised how this story getting weirder by the moment.  Bob Norman blogs about what Marc Nurik wrote to the judge presiding over Scott Rothstein’s case: On October 30, 2009, while a select few individuals began learning of the existence and magnitude of his ponzi scheme, Mr. Rothstein was ensconced in Morocco, a jurisdiction with no extradition treaty with the United States, with approximately 16 million dollars in liquid funds at his disposable [sic] and the ability to…

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Tallahassee lobbyist’s shadowy 527 behind mailers for Steve Kornell

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Take a closer look at the latest direct mail for Steve Kornell and you will see that it is paid for by “Liberty and Justice for All,” an ECO formed last year by prominent Tallahassee lawyer/lobbyist Mark Herron, who is best-known for representing public officials accused of ethical violations. Here’s what Herron said about the ECO when asked by blogger Bob Norman: I asked him about the organization’s birth. “I just had an idea about the name and decided to…

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HBO to air controversial documentary Outrage, complete with claims Charlie Crist is gay

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A pull straight from the best writer at the Times, Eric Deggans: Looks like HBO has bought the broadcast rights to Outrage, the controversial documentary that purports to expose the private lives of politicians who work against gay rights in public but lead homosexual lives in private. HBO will air the documentary at 9 p.m. Oct. 5, re-airing the show several times that month. The documentary names Florida Gov. Charlie Crist as one of the politicians leading a double life,…

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Huff Post: Charlie Crist: Bad News for the GOP?

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Is Charlie Crist the face of a new Republican Party, or a harbinger of the GOP’s demise? He’s handsome, personable and popular: a dream candidate for Florida’s 2010 Senate race. And Charlie Crist, currently the Sunshine State’s Republican governor, will probably win. That makes him a good thing for the Republican Party, right? Yes and no. The GOP is desperate for another vote — or 10 — in the Senate, so Crist’s bid sounds like good news to the ears…

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