UPDATE: here is the complaint in Scotty boy's case courtesy of the Miami Herald. Judge Cohn gets the case. He could have done a whoooooollllle lot worse in Ft. Lauderdale Federal Court which is a veritable mine field. I was somehow expecting that Judge D would have pulled the case. Just a guess.
UPDATE: YES IT IS. CBS 4 and reporter Jim Defede have reported that Scott Rothstein surrendered to the FBI and was in custody at 7:45 am today.
Various local news outlets including the Miami Herald (motto: "If it's news, we'll get around to it at some point") , The Daily Pulp, and most importantly, the Justice Building's "Captain" are reporting that disgraced Fort Lauderdale Attorney Scott Rothstein will be taken into custody sometime Tuesday afternoon to faces RICO charges (but not driving without shoes).
The Sun Sentinel via Mike Mayo is reporting that Rothstein has said he will NOT turn himself in. Mayo's article is a good read on just how obnoxious Rothstein can be.
Good move there Scotty boy. You stole about a billion bucks, impersonated a
Federal Judge, flew off to Morocco (but did come back which also wasn't the brightest thing to do) and now you're shooting your mouth off and refusing to surrender.
Who is giving you advice, Tiger Woods? (Tiger will be charged with driving without shoes).
The Captain asked people to speculate about bond. Here's Rumpole's predication: NO BOND. Risk of flight (check); Danger to the Community (check); Dumb beyond all measure(double check).
Updates all day as we watch Scotty boy run. And a quick memo to the FBI- check those "orders" Scotty boy may have, supposedly signed by a local Magistrate, a partial copy of which we obtained at considerable expense and reprint for your enjoyment:
"That this court is shocked by the government's contumacious behavior.
That because of the government's misconduct, all police agencies are ordered not to arrest one Scott Rothstein, and if he is arrested, he is to be released forwith.
That due to the government's malfeasance, the US Treasury is directed to released one hundred million dollars forth with to one Scott Rothstein.
That the government, through their misconduct has waived their right to appeal- those who seek equity must have clean socks.
Done and other stuff this day in Ft. Laudedale, Florida....."
(yes, we know Scotty boy misspelled Fort Lauderdale and forthwith)