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Former Scott Rothstein charged; more likely to charges

9:19 p.m. March 7, 2014

Federal filed a conspiracy charge Scott Rothstein’s former law Russell Adler on Friday, off what is expected to be a busy few of criminal charges being against people formerly with the defunct law firm.

52, of Fort Lauderdale. was charged conspiring to illegally funnel to former Gov. Charlie as well as the campaign of former candidate U.S. Sen. McCain and his running mate Palin .

Adler, who is currently a 91-day suspension from law, was a well-known trial and the chairman of the litigation practice at Rothstein Rosenfeldt Adler. the law that Rothstein used to his $1.4 billion Ponzi

Rothstein is serving 50 years in … after pleading to masterminding the massive fraud.

New has been breathed into the investigation of Rothstein’s former and his alleged co-conspirators in recent and more arrests and plea are expected in the next month or so, sources with knowledge of aspects of the investigation and negotiations the Sun Sentinel.

The investigation, which public in late 2009 Rothstein’s fraud was exposed, is conducted by the U.S. Attorney’s the FBI and the Internal Revenue Service’s investigations unit.

Since Rothstein testified month as a defense witness in the trial of former junior law Christina Kitterman, who was convicted of fraud but is free while sentencing, negotiations have dramatically stepped up between and lawyers for various individuals who face criminal charges.

of the sources spoke on condition of because they didn’t to jeopardize those negotiations.

But attorney, Fred Haddad, Rothstein’s recent performance on the stand in the Kitterman trial was a factor in Adler’s decision to into the agreement to plead

One of the Kitterman jurors told the Sun that the jury found testimony credible.

Haddad that his client’s decision to the music had been affected by testimony and by the recent guilty of Doug Bates, a lawyer who was with Rothstein. Bates is to testify against others, said.

Last month, 55, who did not work for the firm, pleaded to one count of wire fraud in with Rothstein’s Ponzi He faces up to five years in

Adler was charged by a criminal filed by federal prosecutors in Lauderdale, and he plans to plead Haddad said.

The [Kitterman] apparently thought Rothstein was the of truth when he testified to Haddad said. That the whole landscape for the prosecution.

since Rothstein’s performance in the trial and Bates’ plea, have come together for the Russell [Adler] is charged illegal campaign contributions and to resolve this and get on with his Haddad said Friday. He plead guilty to the lone count.

In recent weeks, have been talking with attorneys for clients who face charges, according to and several other attorneys and who did not want to be identified.

Prosecutors had appeared reluctant to use as a witness because they out he lied to them about how he and his Kim Rothstein concealed some of assets after Scott made his plea agreement and to cooperate with them.

is expected to appear in court week and likely will be on a $250,000 bond, records

Adler has not been charged playing any role in the Ponzi — and believes he will not face any charges, his lawyer said.

But he understands that it is likely he will serve time in …, Haddad said.

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