Kenneth Rijock

Kenneth Rijock

Saturday, November 16, 2013

PONZI SCHEMER'S WIFE, NOW ALSO CONVICTED, FILES FOR DIVORCE BEFORE HER SENTENCING AND INCARCERATION


The Rothsteins in happier times
Kimberly Rothstein, wife of master convicted Ponzi schemer/ Fort Lauderdale lawyer, Scott Rothstein, filed a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage, days before she was  herself sentenced to eighteen months in Federal Prison. Readers of this blog know that she began serving her sentence immediately after she received the 18 months, as her sentencing had been repeatedly delayed, to give her an opportunity to render Substantial Assistance to the authorities, and obtain a downward departure from the Sentencing Guidelines, which though advisory ate generally followed.

In her petition, she asked that she be indemnified and held harmless from the Internal Revenue tax Liens, which are a reported $10m. The court file*, which was not made public until after she began her incarceration, also contained her request that her maiden name be restored; she alleged that the parties have no assets.

To date, there has been no sentence reduction awarded to her husband Scott, who is serving a fifty-year sentence in an undisclosed location.
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*In Re: The Petition of Kimberly Rothstein, Case No.: FMCE-13-01457 ( Div. 33), Broward County Circuit Court.

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