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Jeff Greene responds to Scott Rothstein sentencing, launches petition to end political corruption in Florida

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Jeff Greene, Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, launched a new online website and petition at www.TheyAreAllCorrupt.com, which highlights the corruption scandals in which Charlie Crist, Marco Rubio and Kendrick Meek are all involved. The site asks Florida voters to sign the petition and help stop the corruption by career politicians and elect a U.S. senator that will put Florida first. In addition, the Greene campaign issued the statement below regarding the sentencing of Charlie Crist’s corrupt political donor Scott Rothstein. Rothstein,…

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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 gets 50 years in prison

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Scott Rothstein was sentenced this morning to five decades in prison by U.S. District Court Judge James Cohn. The judge was vocal about Rothstein’s forgery of federal officers and bogus court papers, saying those actions were “the most egregious wrongs a licensed attorney can commit.” His 50-year sentence was more than the 40 years prosecutors had sought. Rothstein got up to address his “victims” in the courtroom, his former law firm partners, his investors, “members of the community,” and the…

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Prosecutors recommend 40-year sentence for Scott Rothstein

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This much is certain: Scott Rothstein is going to federal prison for a very long time. When the convicted Ponzi schemer is sentenced Wednesday morning, prosecutors will seek a sentence of 40 years and the very least he can expect is 30 years, according to even his own defense attorney’s recommendation. A punishment of up to 100 years, the legal maximum permitted and the sentence recommended by federal probation officials, is still a possibility. Rothstein scored literally off the charts…

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Must-read: Scott Rothstein’s letter to the judge asking for leniency

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Dear Judge Cohn, I do not really possess the words to adequately explain the magnitude of what I have done, why I did it, and the overwhelming remorse and self-loathing I feel about myself and the intense harm and pain I have inflicted upon innocent people who trusted me and loved me only to be deceived by me; my actions can only be described in the most despicable of terms: I committed multiple acts of financial crimes against people that…

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Must-read: Scott Rothstein’s letter to the judge asking for leniency

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Dear Judge Cohn, I do not really possess the words to adequately explain the magnitude of what I have done, why I did it, and the overwhelming remorse and self-loathing I feel about myself and the intense harm and pain I have inflicted upon innocent people who trusted me and loved me only to be deceived by me; my actions can only be described in the most despicable of terms: I committed multiple acts of financial crimes against people that…

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