FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Attorneys sorting through the books of disbarred Florida lawyer Scott Rothstein have uncovered handsome salaries for the disgraced attorney and his partners.
In 2008, Rothstein collected $35 million. Stuart Rosenfeldt, a 50 percent partner, received more than $6 million, and name partner Russell Adler was paid $888,000.
The law firm is now in bankruptcy, and Rothstein faces charges including racketeering and money laundering in what authorities allege was a massive ponzi scheme. Creditors have filed nearly $1.2 billion in claims.
Bankruptcy attorneys say the firm's books are a mess, and it's impossible so far to paint a complete picture.
Rothstein has pleaded not guilty.