Ordered to tell a judge by Monday whether federal prosecutors would seek up to $1.2 billion stolen by convicted Ponzi schemer Scott Rothstein, the federal government said: Yes, we want it. In a motion for a preliminary order of forfeiture, prosecutors say they plan to seek as much of Rothstein's assets as possible. The judge had ordered the government to make its intentions clear and criticized prosecutors for waiting so long, vowing to write a motion for the government himself if one was not filed by his deadline.
Federal Prosecutors Want Up to $1.2 Billion Returned for Rothstein Victims
Daily Business Review
April 21, 2010