If criminals jailed, company bankrupted, your short position will maximize profit.
I tried to short PJC today. But TD American told me there were no shares available to loan for shorting.
I had no trouble shorting with Interactive Brokers. You may want to consider switching brokers. I used to have the same problem as you with Scottrade.
td blocks all the golden opportunities. try shorting fslr on a pop. they keep them opps. in house.