Wife of Florida Ponzi scammer sent to prison for 18 months

Kim Rothstein, wife of Scott Rothstein who is currently serving a 50-year prison term for running a massive Ponzi scheme, has admitted to trying to hide more than $1 million worth of criminal assets obtained through her husband’s scam. She was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison.

Last year Scott Rothstein pleaded guilty to money laundering, witness tampering and obstruction of justice.

Mrs. Rothstein admitted to trying to sell a 12-carat yellow diamond to pay for her living expenses.