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Lawyer gets 50 years for $1.2B fraud

Former South Florida lawyer Scott Rothstein was sentenced to 50 years in prison for using his law firm to run a $1.2 billion Ponzi scheme that financed a lavish lifestyle, bankrolled his firm and bought political influence. The sentence imposed Wednesday by U.S. District Judge James Cohn is 10 years longer than prosecutors requested. Rothstein, who ...