The Ultimate Ponzi: The Scott Rothstein Story
The film adaptation of the nonfiction book about villain Scott Rothstein chronicles white-collar crime of unparalleled scope and intrigue. Rothstein, the mastermind of a record Ponzi scheme, used the prestige of his law firm office to lure in a total of 30 co-conspirators.
The fallout from his crime spree is staggering: three deaths at his law firm; two cops recently convicted as co-conspirators; the sentencing of at least one bank executive; and the downfall of one of the country's largest escort services. The Ultimate Ponzi: The Scott Rothstein Story (Pelican™) details this scoundrel's sprawling spectacle of sex, murder, public corruption, fraud, and collusion with ultra-wealthy investors and organized crime syndicates, including the Sicilian and Israeli mafias.
This sordid story leaves some room for hope, however. After years of legal maneuvering, investors have had 100% of their money returned. Rothstein's former girlfriend, Alicia, avoided falling under his spell and having her life ruined. She is now happily married to a gentleman. This feature film is currently in development.