Auction set for assets in Fla. attorney fraud case

Published: Saturday, January 23, 2010 at 7:56 a.m.
Last Modified: Saturday, January 23, 2010 at 7:56 a.m.

TAMARAC, Fla. — Items ranging from office furniture to political and sports memorabilia once owned by disbarred South Florida attorney Scott Rothstein are headed to the auction block.

Several hundred people were expected to attend Saturday's auction in Tamarac of items from Rothstein's defunct law firm. The sale was ordered by a federal bankruptcy judge to help pay creditors.

Rothstein is to plead guilty next week to charges of operating a $1.2 billion Ponzi scheme.

Items for sale include sofas, conference tables, desks, flat-screen TVs and office equipment. There are numerous photos of Rothstein with leading political figures, including Gov. Charlie Crist. Sports memorabilia includes a football signed by the undefeated 1972 Miami Dolphins.

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