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In the News - South Florida Criminal Defense Attorney Robert W. Stickney
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In the News

Man, 83, in prison for dog’s fatal attack on cat must be freed, court rules

[video width="450" height="360" mp4="http://stickneylaw.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/WSVN-TV-Elderly-man-cleared-of-animal-cruelty-charges.mp4"][/video] Originally posted in the Sun Sentinel by Paula McMahon. An 83-year-old man who has served 527 days in prison for animal cruelty after his dog fatally attacked a cat committed no crime and must be set free as soon as possible, an appeals court...

Videographer acquitted in federal bomb threat trial

Daily Business Review, December 19, 2011 A jury took two hours to acquit a commercial videographer accused of threatening to blow up a downtown Miami office tower. Bill Rolland was charged with conveying a false threat to a public building based on the word of three employees...

Ex-Rothstein exec pleads not guilty in Ponzi scam

[video width="450" height="360" flv="http://stickneylaw.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/Ex-Rothstein-exec-pleads-not-guilty-in-Ponzi-scam.flv"][/video] FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) -- A former executive at disbarred attorney Scott Rothstein's law firm is pleading not guilty to charges that she played a key role in his $1.2 billion Ponzi scheme. Debra Villegas entered the plea Wednesday in Fort Lauderdale federal court....

Rothstein firm COO charged with money-laundering conspiracy

BY JAY WEAVER jweaver@MiamiHerald.com Scott Rothstein's right-hand woman at his Fort Lauderdale law firm -- chief operating officer Debra Villegas -- helped her boss fabricate legal settlements that he sold to wealthy investors, boosting his $1.2 billion Ponzi scheme until its sudden collapse last October, prosecutors...

Scott Rothstein’s right-hand woman charged in Ponzi scheme

By Peter Franceschina and Jon Burstein, Sun Sentinel, April 27, 2010 [flv]http://stickneylaw.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/Rothstein-Ponzi-scheme-Debra-Villegas-close-associate-of-Scott-Rothstein-charged-with-money-laundering-South-Florida-Sun-Sentinel.com_1.flv[/flv] Rothstein Ponzi scheme: Debra Villegas, close associate of Scott Rothstein, charged with money laundering - South Florida Sun-Sentinel.com One of Ponzi schemer Scott Rothstein's closest associates — Debra Villegas, the woman he made his second-in-command...

150 Americans targeted in UBS Swiss bank tax-evasion case

By Kevin McCoy, USA TODAY, 8/19/2009 More than 150 wealthy American customers of Swiss banking giant UBS (UBS) are under investigation for suspected tax evasion, federal prosecutors disclosed Tuesday. The glimpse at the breadth of the probe of Americans who may be hiding offshore assets from...

US Seeks Reduced Term for Star Swiss Bank Witness

US seeks reduced prison term for ex-UBS banker who was star witness in tax secrets case The Associated Press By CURT ANDERSON AP Legal Affairs Writer MIAMI August 18, 2009 (AP) A former Swiss banker should get a sharply reduced prison term for helping the U.S. government...