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Significant Cases


United States vs. Kim Rothstein:

Federal Court for the Southern District of Florida, Money Laundering Conspiracy

She is the wife of the now infamous Scott Rothstein who was convicted two years ago of a $2 Billion Dollar Ponzi Schemewww.sgczklaw.com: David Kotler

United States vs. Calvin Warren:

Federal Court for the Southern District of Florida, Felon in Possession of a Weapon,

Acquittal, April 2010;

In Re: UBS Investigations:

Ongoing representation of UBS clients targeted by IRS criminal investigation;

United States of America vs. Andre McWhorter:

Federal Court for the Southern District of Florida, Conspiracy to Possess and Possession of Cocaine. Acquittal, December, 2007;

United States of America vs. Jose Mosquera:

Seizure of two and one half tons of cocaine,Acquittal;

State of Florida vs. G and CM:

"The Sunny Towing Case", Broward County, Florida; First racketeering case involving the State's largest towing company; Racketeering; Acquittal;

United States of America vs. Jerome Berlin:

Federal Court for the Middle District of Florida; Extortion and bribery case involving the former Treasurer of the Democratic National Committee; Co-counsel with partner, Neal R. Sonnett, Acquittal;

United States of America vs. Leonardo Gomez:

Federal Court for the Southern District of Florida; First post conviction release of an HIV infected Bureau of Prisons inmate.(Eleventh Circuit reversed);

United States of America vs. Michael Margules:

Federal Court for the Southern District of Florida; First money laundering case involving principal of an Austrian financial institution;

United States of America vs. Robert Phillips:

Federal Court for the Southern District of Florida; Prosecution of proprietor of State's largest gun store; Motion to Dismiss based on Collateral Estoppel,Granted;

State of Florida vs. Thomas E. Smolka:

Marion County, Florida; Murder prosecution of attorney/developer involving the death of his wife; Judgment of Acquittal entered by the Fourth District;

United States of America vs. Rudensindo Viveros:

Seizure of 5,500 lbs of cocaine;Acquittal;

United States of America vs. Charles Williams:

Carrying a Firearm in Relation to a Drug Trafficking Offense; 18 U.S.C.924(C);

Reversal of conviction - Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, February 12, 1999;

United States of America vs. Marvin Hersh:

First federal prosecution of individual for traveling out of the country to have sex with a minor;

United States of America vs. William Kamal:

Prosecution of Emmy Award winning weatherman for computer related crime. Limited client’s sentencing exposure to the minimum mandatory sentence. 

News Video:


In the News:


Nov 12, 2013 CBS4 News Miami (VIDEO)
Kim Rothstein Sentenced To 18 Months In Prison

www.sgczklaw.com: David Kotler


Nov 12, 2013, South Florida Business Journal
Kim Rothstein sentenced to prison for money laundering


October 26, 2013: CBS4 Miami

Captain Of Capsized Boat Faces Manslaughter Charges.(VIDEO)


Tuesday, Oct 8, 2013: NBC6 South Florida

Kim Rothstein Pleads Guilty


Feb. 1, 2013: WPLG - Miami Local10 News

Kim Rothstein pleads guilty to hiding $1M in jewelry from federal investigators


News Print:

Nov.2, 2013: Miami Herald/Associated Press

Funeral set for victim of boat capsizing off Miami
Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/11/02/3727064/funeral-set-for-victim-of-boat.html#storylink=cpy
A funeral was set Saturday in South Florida for one of four Haitian women who died in what authorities say was a failed smuggling venture. 


Jan. 4, 2013: Daily Mail (UK):       

Kim Rothstein to plead guilty to hiding jewelry worth more than $1million
 

Jan. 2, 2013: Broward/Palm Beach New Times:  

Kim Rothstein to Plead Guilty Feb 1


Community Involvement:

Sept. 27, 2013: Miami Herald Blog

Lawyers urge Sen. Marco Rubio to green-light South Florida federal judgeship.


Sept 25, 2013: WPLG  Miami Local10 News (VIDEO)

"We all want qualified, fair judges on the bench. Judge Thomas is very qualified. He's fair," said David Tucker.


Click here to sign the Petition:to allow Judge William Thomas' nomination to become a Federal District Court Judge for the Southern District of Florida to proceed.