Auction upcoming in Boca Raton of convicted Ponzi schemer Scott Rothstein's effects

Items from Rothstein's wife also up for auction

BOCA RATON, Fla. - Another auction will be held for the items once owned by one of South Florida's most notorious criminals.

Scott Rothstein stole hundreds of millions of dollars from unknowing investors, and is currently sitting in federal prison.

Fisher Auction Company, based in Broward County, was chosen by the US bankruptcy court to hold an auction of not just the things Rothstein accumulated with his $1.2 billion, but of the stuff his wife had in her closets.

There have already been auctions of some of the larger items that Rothstein owned, like cars and houses.

In this one, there will be dozens of couches, sports memorabilia, and hundreds of suits that he owned.

The money generated in the two mid-October auctions, one online, the other in person, will go to the people who invested their money with the wrong guy.

"It will be miniscule compared to what they lost. At least hopefully it will give them something in return," said Lamar Fisher, the CEO of Fisher Auction Co.

If history is any guide, when Fisher auctioned the stuff seized from Rothstein's law firm, people spent more than top dollar just to own a piece of HIS stuff.

For some reason, people seem to like owning things once owned by famous criminals, even if it's a picture of Rothstein with Joe Lieberman, or a signed Derek Jeter jersey, or a dumbbell.

"You wonder why do you pay dollars for someone who is in jail."

An online auction will be held from Oct. 6th to the 13th at www.fisherauction.com .

An in-person auction will be held on Saturday Oct. 15th at 661 NW 53rd Street at the Embassy Suites in Boca Raton.

For auction information click here.

Inspection

Begins: Saturday, October 01, 2011 at 9:00 AM EDT

Ends: Saturday, October 01, 2011 at 4:00 PM EDT

Location: Gallery Center Showroom, 606 Banyan Trail, Boca Raton, FL 33431


Inspection

Begins: Saturday, October 08, 2011 at 9:00 AM EDT

Ends: Saturday, October 08, 2011 at 4:00 PM EDT

Location: Gallery Center Showroom, 606 Banyan Trail, Boca Raton, FL 33431

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