Wednesday, October 28, 2009

First UBS sentencing

Judge Cooke sentenced Steven Michael Rubinstein to probation based on his extensive cooperation with the feds. From the AP's Curt Anderson:

Rubinstein will be on probation for three years, including the year of house arrest with electronic monitoring and travel restrictions. He also must pay a $40,000 fine. Prosecutors had sought a year of prison time, even as they stressed Rubinstein's ongoing importance to the broader UBS investigation.
"The defendant has provided complete and truthful information," said Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeffrey Neiman.
Rubinstein, a Boca Raton resident who is also a citizen of South Africa, said he was "embarrassed and ashamed" by his actions. He pleaded guilty in June to filing a false tax return and has been providing evidence ever since.
"I've tried to make amends as best I can," Rubinstein told Cooke. "I will continue to assist the government in any manner requested."
Outside the courtroom, as Rubinstein hugged his wife, Pamela, his attorney Robert Panoff called it a "fair and just sentence."


Anonymous said...

Thanks for all your efforts covering the South Florida legal scene. Have you thought about a mini online docket sheet so those so we might be apprised when of upcoming hearings of interest? You might generate an informal cadre of primary reporting sources.
Ms. N

Anonymous said...

Sure, David will retire from the practice of law to become our clerk...David, feel free to refer you business accordingly.

Anonymous said...

Save the snark. David seems to be adept at and interested in the dissemination of information. He puts alot of effort into the blog. I happen to appreciate it. He might even get a favor in return from me someday.

Ms. N