Prosecutors Ask to Reduce Sentence for Scott Rothstein's Wife

Kim Rothstein currently faces a maximum five-year prison sentence for hiding and trying to sell about $1 million in jewelry.

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    Kim Rothstein, 38, entered her guilty plea Friday in Fort Lauderdale federal court. "The plea speaks for itself," said her attorney, David Tucker.

    Prosecutors say the wife of convicted Ponzi schemer and disbarred lawyer Scott Rothstein, and her friend should get a reduced sentence for trying to hide jewelry from authorities, the South Florida Sun Sentinel reported.

    Kim Rothstein currently faces a maximum five-year prison sentence for hiding and trying to sell about $1 million in jewelry.

    Raw Video: Kim Rothstein Walking into Court on Wednesday

    [MI] Raw Video: Kim Rothstein Walking into Court on Wednesday
    Raw Video of Kim Rothstein walking into the courthouse on Wednesday. The wife of convicted Ponzi schemer Scott Rothstein is expected to make her first appearance in federal court on charges she tried to hide jewelry bought with proceeds from the scam from the government.

    U.S. Attorney's Office records say that Kim Rothstein and her friend "provided substantial assistance in the investigation or prosecution of another person who has committed an offense," prosecutor Lawrence LaVecchio wrote.

    The documents did not specify how much the sentence should be reduced. The sentence hearing is scheduled for Nov. 12.

    Kim Rothstein Speaks, Bodyguard Fights

    [MI] Kim Rothstein Speaks, Bodyguard Fights
    Kim Rothstein reads a prepared statement after her husband pleads guilty, then her bodyguard fights with a reporter.

    The two women testified against a jeweler and a man who tried to sell some of the jewelry, the newspaper reported. The men have plead guilty to the related charges.

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