Richard Rubin Sentenced to Ten Months in Federal Prison

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Richard Rubin (right) and Diana Wasserman-Rubin.
Richard Rubin -- husband of former Broward County Commissioner Diana Wasserman-Rubin, who still faces seven felony charges of her own -- was sentenced this morning to ten months in federal prison.

Rubin, 66, pleaded guilty in April to federal tax evasion after failing to report $100,000 in fees he received from the town of Davie for a land deal he brokered in 2004.

With attorney David Bogenschutz at his side, Rubin managed to get only ten months up the river -- which is in accordance with sentencing guidelines but much less than the maximum penalty of five years.

Rubin had said in court that he and the wife faced financial burdens from damage done to their home by Hurricane Wilma and also owed on a loan he could not repay -- which is why he attempted to cheat on his taxes a bit.

That also wasn't too long after Rubin took in $1.1 million for writing grants for the town of Southwest Ranches -- grants that were approved in part by the votes of his wife while she was a county commissioner.

Then, the probable-cause affidavit released last year contended, the couple was living quite lavishly -- including spending money on artwork, cruises, vacations to Europe, and a $150,000 home repair project.

Rubin wasn't charged with tax evasion until April of this year.

The State Attorney's Office, however, charged Wasserman-Rubin last year with seven counts of felony unlawful compensation related to her votes for her husband's grant-writing.

Rubin has until August 31 to report to his new home at a minimum-security prison.


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another_engineer
another_engineer

And Debbie "blabbermouth" Schultz continually denies that her father is in prison.. how stupid does that fat arsed boob think we are?

PeterLocke
PeterLocke

Fascinating this wasn't picked up by the MSM. Someone should really let Dan Rather know that this is going on. If only we could find a prominent Democrat with close ties to this part of Florida who could step in and really help clean up this kind of corruption...

gthog61
gthog61

I am sure omitting a mention of their party and daughter was just an "honest oversight".

scumbags

Commenter
Commenter

What political party are they?

Any relation to that Debbie Wasserman Schultz person, whoever she is, and whatever her job is - she's in politics in some way, right?

Great job at providing a complete story with all of the information that we might find important.

Penny
Penny

They are the parents of DWS. Couldn't happen to a nicer family. I hope she gets as much or more!

anonymous
anonymous

So much for the Democrats believing in higher taxes.  Sure they believe in higher taxes: for Republicans.

Nouvelle
Nouvelle

Jay Leno once joked, "Democrats like raising taxes, because they don't pay them!"Tim Geithner, Al Franken, Charlie Rangell,..........

FireBlogger
FireBlogger

No wonder the daughter is constantly unhinged. Want to bet this will NEVER be reported beyond Broward County? 

Homer Simpson
Homer Simpson

Another Hebrew bites the dust.  Crime does not pay.

someBody
someBody

Crime Pays!  - pretty well if you are married to an elected commissioner...

jamesa
jamesa

yet rich fort lauderdale businessmen are hiding 100's of thousand in unreported income in Costa Rica and the IRS knows but fails to prosecute. Come on IRS where are the criminal charges

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