Sweet ads can’t save lawyer from big house

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This ad, featuring Scott W. Rothstein of Rothstein Rosenfeldt Adler ("The law firm that rocks!"), quickly became one of our favorites when we first encountered it in 2008. Unfortunately, we won't be enjoying any more masterpieces from Rothstein in the near future. That's because he's been convicted of the largest financial fraud in the history of south Florida—a $1.2 billion Ponzi scheme—and faces up to 100 years in prison. Copy on the ad reads: "If the complex life of Scott W. Rothstein could be summed up in a single word, it would be 'passion.' " Expect the judge to come up with some alternate terms at Rothstein's sentencing in May.

—Posted by Tim Nudd