Miami – Several leather sofas, a grand piano and even a stuffed lion that belonged to disgraced South Florida lawyer Scott Rothstein, sentenced to 50 years in jail for a $1.2 billion Ponzi scheme, will be auctioned off next week.
Also to be sold at the auction in Boca Raton will be designer clothing, handbags and footwear that belonged to the disbarred lawyer's wife, Kim Rothstein.
The money raised will go to compensating the fraud victims.
"We want to raise as much money as we can to give back to the victims," Lamar Fisher, president and CEO of Fisher Auction Co., said of the Oct. 15 sale.
Scott Rothstein was convicted in the worst financial scam ever seen in Florida, which he perpetrated through a pyramid scheme used to offer investors extraordinarily high returns.