Florida Gov. Charlie Crist's assertion that accused fraudster attorney Scott Rothstein was nothing more than another campaign supporter is starting to look even thinner.
A Florida source familiar with the situation tells TPMmuckraker that Rothstein often bragged about his closeness to Crist, now a candidate for US Senate. The source says Rothstein once remarked:
"They were friends," the source tells us. "To say anything else is ridiculous."
Crist said Wednesday:
Rothstein is accused of bilking investors of as much as hundreds of millions of dollars in a scheme run out of his Fort Lauderdale firm, Rothstein, Rosenfeldt and Adler.
As pointed out by the Palm Beach Post, Rothstein's law firm bio noted not only that he chaired multiple fundraisers for Crist, but also that: