Until this week, people all over South Florida (among them: his law firm partners, the Feds, and potentially-bilked investors) were asking “Where in the world is attorney Scott Rothstein?” As it turns out (and as several of his colleagues had correctly surmised) Rothstein lit town to Morocco (having diligently checked out international extradition policies before bouncing), just before federal officials launched an investigation into his business dealings, including his role in an alleged investment scam that may have defrauded investors out of hundreds of millions of dollars. His law partners at Rothstein Rosenfeldt Adler, P.A. claim there is a $500 million dollar hole in their operating account; they contacted the U.S. Attorney’s office in Miami. Concurrent to that investigation, as suspicions mounted about Rothstein’s possible Ponzi-scheme, investors with the D3 Capital Club had their attorney, William Sherer, file suit against Rothstein, alleging he misappropriated $13.5 million of their investment funds, making off with the money to Casablanca. Those same investors are also looking to block Rothstein’s firm from snatching any recovered assets as part of a receivership case in Broward County Court. A media tour of the law firm by Rothstein’s partners revealed the elaborate, secure chamber the attorney had constructed within its walls (among its features: a hidden elevator, a private entrance, and lots of heavy surveillance – something  every citizen-avenging attorney needs). Rothstein returned to Fort Lauderdale via Gulf Stream G4 jet, and has been kept mostly out of sight in an undisclosed location, under the watchful eyes of federal agents; Rothstein says he’s “not living the high life.” Among the luxury items hauled away from Rothstein’s home by the Feds was a white Bentley convertible, a silver Rolls-Royce, and a white Cadillac Escalade, as well as multiple power boats that were docked at the canal behind Rothstein’s also-seized $65-million [mappress]Mediterranean-villa in Fort Lauderdale’s tony Harbor Beach; investigators say the possessions (including Rothstein’s fire-engine red Ferrari) were confiscated because of evidence that suggests they were purchased with moneys obtained from the investment scam. Rothstein told WSVN News that he “will not stop until every single penny is paid back.” As the seizure warrants were executed, Rothstein, who was removed from his executive office by court order, can be seen in a YouTube video from Monday, November 9th, enjoying pre-lunch martinis with his attorney, Mark Nurik at The Capital Grille, one of his favorite watering-holes. On the video, he tells members of the Grille staff to spread the word that he is “alive,” “well,” and “doing the right thing.” As the saga of the self-styled “Jewish Avenger” continues, the question now being asked is “Where in the world is the money Scott [allegedly] stole?” With assets spread far and wide and suspicions of wrong-doing dating back to 2005, Rothstein will need his own superhero to save him.  Formal charges have yet to be filed, but the U.S. Attorney’s office is preparing a colossal fraud case against Rothstein and possibly others who may have been involved in his dealings. – C.A. Conover