Posted Nov 12, 2013 08:04 pm CST
The wife of a disgraced Florida attorney has been sentenced to 18 months for her own role in scheme related to the $1.2 billion swindle for which the now-disbarred lawyer is serving a 50-year federal prison term.
Kim Rothstein, 39, got 18 months Tuesday from a federal judge in Miami for helping her husband, Scott Rothstein hide $1 million in jewelry, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports. She pleaded guilty in February to ebruary, she pleaded guilty to conspiring to tamper with a witness, obstruct justice and commit money laundering.
She is seeking a divorce from Rothstein, who is portrayed in a sentencing document prepared by her lawyers as a controlling and abusive husband. Bob Norman’s Blog at Local10.com provides the text of the document.
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