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Kim Rothstein, Wife of Ponzi Schemer Scott, Charged With Conspiracy to Commit Money Laundering

Remember Scott Rothstein? The dirtbag who is currently serving 50 years in federal prison for running the largest investment fraud in South Florida history?

Well, turns out his wife is equally devious (allegedly!) because it looks like she also might be going straight to jail without passing GO and without collecting $200.

Kim Rothstein, her attorney Scott Saidel, and her friend Stacie Weisman were charged Thursday morning with conspiracy to commit money laundering.

Prosecutors are alleging that Rothstein and her pals concealed more than $1 million of jewelry from the federal government, including a 12.08-carat diamond ring.

According to prosecutors, the three allegedly cooked up a plot to sell the jewelry and then persuade Scott to lie during a sworn deposition when he was asked about the 12.08-carat diamond. 

And why not? Whatta they gonna do? Tack on another 50 years to the sentence?

Before the feds seized the Rothsteins' assets back in November 2009, Kim Rothstein, Saidel, and Weisman "knowingly took action to conceal certain items of jewelry, valued in excess of one million dollars," according to federal prosecutors.

Now the three face a single count of conspiracy to commit money laundering -- which could very well put them in the slammer for five years each.

However, according to the Sun-Sentinel, court documents filed Thursday morning indicate that "0 days" have been allocated for a trial. This usually means that negotiated deals are either in the offing or have been agreed to.

Pffft. Rich people.

(This is a developing story.)



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Chris Joseph
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