Ex-Commissioner's Hubby Gets 10 Months in Prison

Richard Rubin pleaded guilty to tax evasion charges

By Todd Wright
|  Wednesday, Jun 29, 2011  |  Updated 2:00 PM EDT
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Ex-Commissioner's Hubby Gets 10 Months in Prison

Broward COunty Commission

Diana Wasserman-Rubin

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The husband of a former Broward County commissioner will spend the next 10 months in a federal prison for lying on his taxes, a judge ruled Wednesday.

Richard Rubin, whose wife is Diana Wasserman-Rubin, pleaded guilty to tax evasion in April and will start serving his sentence in August, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported.

Wasserman-Rubin, who is facing her own legal troubles after she was charged with public corruption for her role in public grants handled by her husband, was in the courtroom as the sentence was handed down.

She had testified that she needed her husband to remain free because she could barely function daily because of her battle with Parkinson's disease. Wasserman-Rubin stepped down last July.

Prosecutors claimed Rubin hid about $120,000 in taxable income form the IRS in 2005.

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