|Ex-partner of Ponzi schemer pleads guilty|
|News - St Augustine Area & St Johns County|
FORT LAUDERDALE — A former law partner of convicted Ponzi schemer Scott Rothstein pleaded guilty Friday to violating federal campaign finance laws by funneling tens of thousands of dollars to the campaigns of John McCain and Charlie Crist.
Russell Adler, 52, pleaded guilty to a single count of conspiracy, which carries a maximum five-year prison sentence and up to $250,000 in fines plus potential restitution. U.S. District Judge James Cohn will sentence Adler on June 27.
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