Feds: Another Court-Appointed "Trustee" Is a Crook

The federal government has charged 64-year-old Hollywood bankruptcy trustee Marika Tolz with misappropriating $16 million in court funds -- and ultimately pocketing $2.4 million of it for herself. 

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​Among the funds Tolz allegedly misappropriated was $1 million involved in the Scott Rothstein Ponzi case that she received from the U.S. Marshal's Service. The million bucks came from a charitable contribution Rothstein gave to Holy Cross Hospital during his big-shot days.

Federal court records show that Tolz was moving money from one trust account to another in an attempt to hide her theft.  

Tolz is the second court trustee to be recently charged with stealing millions of dollars. Plantation attorney Lewis B. Freeman, who was also one of the South Florida's most respected accountants, was sentenced to eight years in July after he was convicted for pilfering $7 million from court accounts he was appointed to protect over a period of several years.

Understand, these are the people whom our courts, in all their wisdom, have chosen to protect funds for fraud victims. What do they do? Victimize them again. Just goes to show that in Broward Town, criminality is a top-down phenomenon. 
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kewiesterrock
kewiesterrock

Appoint setting is an arranged meeting between the two peoples. it can be a so useful to save a time for a big companies or firm they always like to meet every people via the arranged meetings. in this type of meeting we can know early the at what time when we have to go and who will meet us.

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Phyllisendicott
Phyllisendicott

I am a victim of court appointed trustee Todd Neilson.  He and his crew took all the money recovered from Cedar Funding Bankruptcy in Monterey, California.  What a deal he has.  He strung us along for 3 years and then took millions for himself leaving $700,00.  for investors.  How can he be further investigated?Phyllis 

Mindy
Mindy

She is a real scumbag. Having dealt with her in the 80's and 90's....she was always shady and you always had the feeling of 6 for her 1 for you.

Judge Larry
Judge Larry

schmucks dont know what they're doin'

Broward Lawyer
Broward Lawyer

This is not a surprise. She had been suspected for more than a year.

Diver Mon
Diver Mon

WHO APPOINTED THIS PERSON? (missing critical fault assignment)

Jp1
Jp1

Freeman wasn't from Plantation or Broward. He was Miami, Coconut Grove all the way. The Plantation arm of Freeman's practice existed so Weston Commish Dan Stermer wouldn't have to drive to Miami every day.

Christy
Christy

When there is a change of hands of millions of dollars, the greedy get greedier.

These adults are the same kids that would take a handfull of cookies when the cookie tray was passed.

Rocks
Rocks

I would rather have my money held in trust by a Crack dealer over a South Florida Attorney any day. I trust the Crack dealer more not to rip me off or screw me over.

Bocaspindoctor
Bocaspindoctor

I knew her well in the 70's when I was running the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and in the 80's when I had opened a PR firm in Hollywood. Moved to Boca in 88.

anonymous
anonymous

Some success in Broward Town. Let's see: Feds 2; Crooks 1,254.

It's a start.

anonymous
anonymous

That happens more often than one thinks. Like probate court, the first group of legal protectors comes in and assesses the situation, and then find their way to victimize the person again.

Mike
Mike

Looks like it is about time to start killing the "suits".

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