Scott Rothstein: "There Was a Lot of Marijuana Smoking Going On in My Office"

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There's some pretty interesting stuff coming out of Scott Rothstein's mouth during his deposition in Miami, like his claim that the Rothstein Rosenfeldt Adler law firm was full of potheads.

For whatever reason, attorney Sam Rabin wanted to know about Rothstein's drug use during his Ponzi expedition, to which Rothstein claimed he just smoked some weed and took prescription medication.

"So when you're saying you talked about drug use... sex and drugs, the only drug you're talking about that you used is marijuana?" Rabin asked, according to the court transcript.

Rothstein clarified that his drug use only involved smoking a little weed on the weekends with his wife.

Rabin went on to ask if Rothstein ever did any drugs with his investors or co-conspirators.

"No, actually, never," Rothstein said. "Actually, I had a lot of opportunities to because there was a lot of marijuana smoking going on in my office, but it wasn't something -- I prefer to drink vodka."

Of course, Rabin wanted to clarify that lawyers and other RRA employees were just strollin' around the office smoking weed.

"In the office, in the garage, outside the office, I had some partners that couldn't come to work without smoking pot," Rothstein said. "I also found out they were actually dealing drugs in the office. I actually tried to put a stop to that."

Rothstein explained that he wasn't upset about the weed just for the sake of it being weed; it was just that he had a $1.2 billion scam to run.

"I didn't want to draw attention," he said. "You don't want to have marijuana dealing from the middle of your law office because I was running a giant Ponzi scheme out of there."

Rothstein was then asked why he allowed prostitutes to visit the office, but he got angry about the weed:

You're missing the point. The police also were sleeping with my escorts. You, obviously -- listen, Broward Sheriff's Office, Fort Lauderdale Police Department weren't going to bother me, OK; I could have had all the escorts I wanted.

Pot, not a great idea in the office, I don't know why, specifically, it bothered me; but it troubled me, probably because they were actually dealing the pot out of the office while I was in the middled [sic] of running a several-hundred-million-dollar Ponzi scheme.

The conversation then shifted to Rothstein's prescription pills before ending the morning session of questioning.


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11 comments
Nety2k
Nety2k

What ever happened to the whale- George Levin and wife Gayla Sue??

Capt wid bill
Capt wid bill

Wonder of ex-sheriff ken jenne had a doobie there?!

Vengtoo
Vengtoo

Oh so what, a little pot never hurt anyone now did it?

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Curiousss
Curiousss

I, for one, am relieved that there was no cocaine involved...(Hey Moe! Hey Larry! It's snowing! Nyuck Nyuck Nyuck...)

333maxwell
333maxwell

I'm an older guy and have been an entertainer for 4 decades. I've been in so many circles, traveled high and low. I've played my share of conventions and private parties etc etc.. 

And Doctors and lawyers both.. they love to smoke the weed at these events.. always catch them outside and in places only musicians end up during the breaks if you know what I mean.

joeyrockx
joeyrockx

If a cop is charged wih something, they are almost always guilty. They don't even get charged when they definitely are guilty. Cops are more dangerous then the thugs.

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Jessica

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glass slipper
glass slipper

Why are the crooked cops and judges being given a free pass on this?

 Are they above the law?

Prof. G
Prof. G

Would you like to present a case to a jury about a crooked cop or judge and your major witness is Scott Rothstein? Why bother?

glass slipper
glass slipper

So Rothstiens word was good when he ratted out that "mafia" guy but all of a sudden his words don't mean shit when it comes to the law enforcement and judicial scumbags who helped him perpetrate his fraud?

The Fish
The Fish

True...true....true.. or touche....

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