NBC's "Dateline" Friday night will feature a story of murder and betrayal with ties to the biggest Ponzi scheme bust in South Florida history.
In a sit-down interview with "Dateline," Debra Villegas Coffey talks about the 2008 murder of best friend Melissa Lewis at the hands of Villegas' estranged husband.
Lewis was a partner at the Fort Lauderdale law firm of Rothstein, Rosenfeldt, Adler. It was later revealed the firm was at the center of a $1.4 billion Ponzi scheme, which led to prison and disbarment for attorney Scott Rothstein and his two named partners.
Villegas was Rothstein's chief operating officer. She served part of a 10-year sentence for her role in the scheme.
"To this day, Scott and I never, ever had a conversation acknowledging that I was doing anything wrong," she told "Dateline."
The "Dateline" episode called "Betrayed" airs Friday night at 10 p.m. on NBC 6.