Ex-Buc Warren Sapp Sues Accused Ponzi-Scheme Lawyer

May 21st, 2010 by admin

FORT LAUDERDALE | Retired NFL star and former Tampa Bay Buccaneer Warren Sapp is asking to recover more than $100,000 from a trust account left by accused Ponzi scheme operator Scott Rothstein’s bankrupt law firm.

Attorneys for Sapp filed a federal court petition Monday in Rothstein’s criminal case. The attorneys say Sapp has interest in money the federal government is seeking in a forfeiture action.

The seven-time Pro Bowl defensive lineman had nearly $103,000 in a trust account with the law firm when it collapsed after Rothstein’s alleged financial fraud came to light.

Sapp’s trust account is not connected to the billion-dollar Ponzi scheme Rothstein allegedly ran out of his Fort Lauderdale law office.

A court hearing is set for May 28 involving the petitions of Sapp and others seeking trust account funds.

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