The story of Scott Rothstein's $1.4 billion Ponzi scheme. Lawyer Scott Rothstein, in a breathtakingly ambitious Ponzi scheme, stole $1.4 billion to finance his opulent lifestyle. In this story of blackmail, betrayal, mafia, and murder, no one is innocent. Through exacting research, Chuck Malkus has uncovered the truth behind the ultimate Ponzi scheme that duped hundreds. Malkus follows Rothstein from his humble beginnings in the Bronx through his meteoric rise to one of the most powerful men in the country. The full story has not been told until now.