In a speedy downfall, South Florida attorney and receiver Lewis Freeman went to court Friday to put his firm out of business amid a federal investigation trying to trace $3.6 million from accounts overseen by the firm.

Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Victoria Sigler signed an order appointing another veteran South Florida receiver, Kenneth A. Welt of Hollywood, as receiver for Lewis B. Freeman & Partners. Freeman, a lawyer and forensic accountant, filed a request to liquidate his firm.

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