|First jail photo for former Police Lieutanant|
The fallout from a billion dollar Ponzi scheme in Florida continues.A Lieutenant in the Broward County, Florida Sheriff's office, who used his badge to conduct a false arrest, and also to cause an individual to leave Florida, all on the orders of convicted Ponzi Schemer/lawyer Scott Rothstein, was sentenced to five years in prison.
Lt. David Benjamin, who did Scott Rothstein's dirty work, and ordered subordinates on the police force to violate the civil rights of individuals that Rothstein deemed a threat, was immediately taken into custody, to commence serving his sentence. His lawyer's bid for a short sentence, and a delayed surrender date, were denied. While the Federal Prison system will most likely place him in a minimum security institution, and may may conceal his identity, to protect him from inmates who might cause him harm, due to his occupation, he will be required to serve 80% of his sentence, before he can be eligible for release, and his conviction ends his law enforcement career.
|The Lieutenant in uniform|
The Court has hammered a number of individuals involved in Scott Rothstein's Ponzi scheme, and there are reportedly other individuals under investigation.