Rothstein Assistant Pleads Guilty in Ponzi Scheme

Feiss faces a maximum sentence of five years.

By Karen Franklin
|  Friday, Feb 17, 2012  |  Updated 2:10 PM EDT
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Another former assistant of Ponzi scheme mastermind Scott Rothstein pled guilty Friday to illegally making political contributions for the law firm, according to the Department of Justice.

Marybeth Feiss, 42, of Fort Lauderdale, faces a maximum of five years in prison. She pled guilty to conspiracy to violate the Federal Election Campaign Act and defraud the United States, according to the department.

While at the firm, Feiss organized events and collected campaign contributions.

Rothstein asked Feiss and other employees to make political contributions to campaigns so that the firm could bypass the limit that donors are allowed to contribute, the department said.

The employees were then reimbursed by the firm.

Feiss' sentencing is scheduled for May 4.

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