by John Darer® CLU ChFC MSSC RSP CLTC
Various sources have characterized Scott Rothstein as Madoff II. The commonality is that
- They are both Jewish
- Their notoriety is related to financial fraud (alleged in the case of Rothstein)
- To say that both are an utter embarrassment to people of their faith would be putting it mildly.
The issue of associating his faith with being a prick is something that Scott Rothstein apparently reveled in, if reports are to be believed.
Yet the reality is that their faith has about as much to do with their notoriety, crimes (or alleged crimes) as it did for non-Jewish felons such as Ken Lay, Jeff Skilling, Dennis Kozlowski, Charles Ponzi, Dennis Keating, Nicholas Cosmo, Paul Greenwood & Steven Walsh, R. Alan Stanford, Edward Strafaci, Ralph Cioffi, Tom Petters, Richard S. Piccoli, Krueger and Toll, Steven Eugene Cauley, In short, NOTHING! Wasn't one of the Ten Commandments from God, that Moses brought down from Mount Sinai "Thou Shalt Not Steal"?
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Moreover, while a "Sheryl Weinstein" has yet to emerge to comment on the size of his willy, "relatively speaking" Scott Rothstein's alleged fraud is nowhere near the "size" or "circumference" of Madoff to be considered Madoff II
"If I am proved correct," he said, "the Germans will call me a German, the Swiss will call me a Swiss citizen, and the French will call me a great scientist. "If relativity is proved wrong, the French will call me a Swiss,
the Swiss will call me a German, and the Germans will call me a Jew". Albert Einstein at The Sorbonne, 1921