Hey, what do you know, Rothstein was cooperating all along:
So which members of the inner circle and his old law firm are next?
"We are in the process of finalizing a plea agreement,'' Marc Nurik, Rothstein's attorney, told The Miami Herald Tuesday. ``I can't comment on any of the details.''
U.S. District Judge James Cohn will set a date for Rothstein, 47, to plead guilty in coming weeks, to be followed by his sentencing a few months later -- capping the biggest investment fraud case in South Florida history.
Rothstein has been cooperating with authorities as they build cases against members of his inner circle and now-defunct Las Olas Boulevard law firm. Typically, defendants who provide information that results in additional prosecutions do so seeking a benefit: the possibility of a reduced sentence down the road.