The wife of convicted Fort Lauderdale 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.
Kim Rothstein Pleads Guilty in Jewelry-Hiding Conspiracy
Trial on obstruction of justice and perjury charges is set for June for two men 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 $1.2 billion Ponzi scheme involving fake legal settlements.
More Local Stories:
- Suspended Officer Charged With Impersonating Cop
- Men Dressed in Scrubs Rob Mercy Hospital Credit Union: FBI
- Arrest Made After 9 Students Overdose at Miami Coral Park High School