In this June 9, 2010 file photo, Kim Rothstein prepares to get in a car as she leaves federal court in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Rothstein, the wife of imprisoned Ponzi schemer Scott Rothstein, was charged Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. with money laundering conspiracy and other charges for allegedly concealing more than $1 million in jewelry from federal investigator and later attempting to sell some of it. Scott Rothstein is serving 50 years in prison for operating a $1.2 billion ponzi scheme using faked legal settlements.
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.
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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.
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