FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami/AP) — Kim Rothstein, the wife of convicted Ponzi schemer Scott Rothstein, has won a three-month delay in her sentencing for a conspiracy charge so she can possibly testify in a related case.
The attorney for 39-year-old Kim Rothstein says in documents filed Thursday that she could get a reduced sentence in return for cooperation with prosecutors. Rothstein now faces up to five years behind bars for concealing and trying to sell more than $1 million in jewelry that investigators wanted to seize.
Trial on obstruction of justice and perjury charges is set for June for two people accused of helping sell the jewelry. A judge on Thursday approved delaying Rothstein’s sentencing from next week until July.
Scott Rothstein is serving 50 years for operating a $1.4 billion Ponzi scheme involving fake legal settlements, the largest such fraud in South Florida history.
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