The government’s silence has been broken on multiple requests by bankruptcy and investor attorneys to question fraudster Scott Rothstein in civil matters.

As expected, federal prosecutors don’t want to compromise their criminal investigation into the Ponzi scheme by having Rothstein tell much of what he knows in a civil deposition. Sources say the office is readying an omnibus racketeering indictment and does not want potential witnesses to be compromised or theories of prosecution exposed.

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