UPDATE: The Anatomy of A Scam: How Rothstein did it. Bob Norman of the Daily Pulp has put together an interview with an investor who pitched by Rothstein.
Check out "You Make The Call" on the Broward Blog here.
Basically, in Broward the police have as much respect for the 4th Amendment as the Judges North of the Border have for Dade Lawyers.
Especially nifty is the warrant-less entry into the defendant's home to "make a protective sweep" looking for the defendant while the other part of the same squad has the Defendant detained at a traffic stop.
You make the call.
As if we didn't have enough to worry about, now comes word from medical researchers that men over 40 have a 1 in 8 chance of dropping dead from sudden cardiac arrest. The WSJ bad news is here.
From the article: "It's fairly astonishing data," said Muriel Jessup, a cardiologist at University of Pennsylvania who headed the program committee for the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions here, where the findings were presented Sunday, and who wasn't involved in the study.
Rumpole moans: "fairly astonishing data" doc? How about "it's the scariest f'ing thing ever printed in the WSJ"? That more sums up our feeling on the "data". This kind of news, like possible earth destroying comets, is just something better off kept in obscure journals. We mere mortals have enough to worry about. Every time we get a little whipped cream on our Starbucks we mope for days. We're gobbling fish oil capsules and Niacin like they're M&Ms. And the best we got is 8-1? We can foresee another several months of insomnia ahead.
As Bruce Springsteen sings in Badlands: "You wake up in the night with a fear so real, you find yourself waiting for a moment that just won't come. Don't waste your time waiting. ..."
Or as Woody Allen said "I don't want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve it by not dying." and..."Death doesn't worry me that much. I just don't want to be there when it happens."
Sirius Satellite is thinking of putting on a "Scott Rothstein 102" news channel, right next to Howard 100 news.
Nothing new to report today on the Rothstein countdown to 360-to life sweepstakes. (Are we correct in our guideline calculations David? "Sophisticated means enhancement." " Has a yacht and house on the water enhancement." It all adds up.)
Meanwhile Bob Norman at the Daily Pulp continues to be the best source for stories in this case. From the emails from Rothstein detailing the paranoia he had with his operations center to trying to buy his way into the good graces of the Lord, Norman has all the juicy details.
Maybe we just have a surly personality, but we don't think Rothestein will be out through the weekend. This case has a Fed special Friday afternoon arrest written all over it, and the only thing missing is the long weekend special twist that would keep Rothstein on ice though Tuesday.
Risk of flight? Danger to the community? Kahlid Sheikh Mohammed (Arabic: خالد شيخ محمد) has a better chance of bond than Rothstein.
The Dolphins won and the Jets and Patriots lost this weekend. As any good trial lawyer knows, it ain't over till it's over.