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5 years 1 month ago

Florida ex-attorney pleads guilty in Ponzi scheme

A disbarred South Florida attorney has pleaded guilty to federal charges that he ran a $1.2 billion Ponzi scheme using phony legal settlements. Scott Rothstein pleaded guilty Wednesday in Fort Lauderdale federal court to five charges, including racketeering, fraud and money-laundering conspiracy. The 47-year-old faces a maximum of 100...

5 years 3 months ago

Colorado balloon boy father plead guilty

The Fort Collins father accused of pulling a spectacular hoax by reporting his son was aboard a runaway balloon has pleaded guilty to a felony charge of attempting to influence a public servant. Richard and Mayumi Heene appeared in court Friday. Richard Heene entered a guilty plea, and Mayumi Heene...

5 years 3 months ago

Madoff's long-time auditor pleads guilty

Disgraced financier Bernard Madoff's longtime auditor has entered a guilty plea in a federal court in Manhattan. David Friehling entered a plea Tuesday. The judge was questioning him before deciding whether to accept it. Prosecutors said previously that they expected Friehling to plead guilty to securities fraud and...

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