In Miles Away . . . Worlds Apart, Alan Sakowitz tells the remarkable story of the biggest financial fraud in South Florida history, from the unique perspective of a whistleblower grounded in an ethical tradition. Sakowitz finds inspiration from his close-knit neighborhood to counteract the toxic environment created by the likes of Scott Rothstein, the criminal perpetrator of a massive Ponzi scheme. Using his legal and business expertise, Sakowitz brings us to the actual scene of the crime and explains what transpired in a clear, penetrating way. He peels back the veneer of this complex fraud so that the reader, whether an experienced businessperson or a layperson, can understand and appreciate its magnitude. With passion and wit, he writes with the perfect combination of sensitivity and a hard-hitting, “calling it like he sees it” attitude.
Mr. Sakowitz provides solutions for each ill he uncovers, and transmits the information needed for readers to protect themselves from future frauds, dishonesty, and dead ends. In contrasting the false trappings of happiness and power of Scott Rothstein’s world with the actual strength and love experienced by people who live according to moral standards, Sakowitz provides a set of powerful tools for readers as they face their own personal forks in the road.