Ponzi scheme lawyer wants US to cut 50-year sentence

MIAMI (AP) — The former Florida lawyer convicted of orchestrating a $1.2 billion Ponzi scheme wants prosecutors to keep their promise to reduce his 50-year prison sentence.

The attorney for Scott Rothstein said in court documents filed late Monday that Rothstein cooperated extensively with prosecutors after returning voluntarily from Morocco in 2009. Ultimately more than two dozen people were convicted in the Fort Lauderdale-based scam.

The papers say Rothstein was also instrumental in...

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