MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) — Another acquaintance of convicted Ponzi schemer Scott Rothstein has been charged.
This time, it’s a former law partner.READ MORE: Leftover From Hurricane Dorian, 58 Strays From The Bahamas Make Their Way To South Florida
Russell Adler is charged with conspiring to violate federal campaign contribution laws, according to court records.
The charges were filed Friday against Russell Adler, who was a principal in the now-defunct Fort Lauderdale law firm Rothstein Rosenfeldt Adler. The firm was liquidated after Rothstein’s $1.2 billion Ponzi scheme was exposed in fall 2009.READ MORE: Fatal Tamarac Shooting Under Investigation
Adler is charged with helping orchestrate thousands of dollars in bundled contributions from the firm’s employees and attorneys to John McCain’s 2008 campaign for president and Charlie Crist’s run for the U.S. Senate. The contributions were illegally reimbursed by the law firm.
There is no indication that McCain or Crist knew of the illegal scheme. Adler has consistently denied wrongdoing.
Rothstein is serving a 50-year prison sentence.MORE NEWS: Government Officials, Veterans Mark Bay Of Pigs 60th Anniversary In South Florida
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