Ponzi schemer Scott Rothstein's wife, Kim Rothstein, was charged in September with conspiracy to commit money laundering after it was discovered that she and her pals concealed more than $1 million of jewelry from the federal government, including a 12.08-carat diamond ring worth 450 grand.
Prosecutors say Rothstein, her former attorney Scott Saidel, and her friend Stacie Weisman had cooked up a scheme to sell the jewelry and then persuade Mr. Ponzi himself to lie during a sworn deposition when he was asked about the diamond ring.
All three appeared in a brief court hearing on Wednesday afternoon and say they are ready to take plea deals on February 1 for their roles in the conspiracy.
Kim Rothstein, Wife of Ponzi Schemer Scott, Charged With Conspiracy to Commit Money Laundering
According to Rothstein's lawyer, David Tucker, Kim will plead guilty to the conspiracy to commit money laundering, obstruct justice and tamper with a witness charge.
"She has accepted responsibility for what she has done and is looking forward to moving on with her life and putting this insanity behind her," Tucker told reporters after the court hearing.More »