Blog Archive: October 2014

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Swiss Banker on Trial in Florida for $20 Billion Tax Evasion

Swiss banker Raoul Weil is currently on trial in Fort Lauderdale, Florida for allegedly conspiring to hide the assets of thousands of wealthy United States clients worth $20 billion from the IRS while working as the head of UBS’s global wealth management business. Business Insider provided the following background and summary of this trial: In 2008 Bradley Birkenfeld, an American working for UBS, blew the whistle on the giant Swiss bank's offshore operations, which had helped thousands of ...

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Whistleblower Reminds Florida of Governor Rick Scott’s Role in Record-Setting Medicare Fraud

As Florida voters exercise their democratic right to choose between two unpopular multimillionaires, the cross-accusations of fraud and corruption continue to escalate. This week, political chameleon Charlie Crist released another attack ad to remind voters that Republican incumbent Rick Scott presided over the largest instance of Medicare fraud in history (at the time) as CEO of  Columbia/HCA. The attack ad (which is the video included with this article) takes the form of a televised “pre...

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TD Bank Denied Rehearing of $67M Verdict Against TD Bank for Aiding Florida Attorney Scott Rothstein’s $1.2B Ponzi Scheme

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit recently denied TD Bank’s request for a rehearing concerning the $67 million verdict against TD Bank in favor of Coquina Investment based on TD Bank’s role in the billion-dollar Ponzi scheme perpetrated by Scott Rothstein. Plaintiff Coquina Investments (“Coquina”) invested with Rothstein and lost millions when his scheme collapsed. Defendant TD Bank, N.A. (“TD Bank”) was the bank through which Rothstein handled transactions with h...

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