Kim Rothstein is trying to divorce Scott Rothstein, but it sure isn’t easy when the government is hiding your soon-to-be (you hope) ex-husband, the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.
Scott Rothstein pleaded guilty to running a billion-dollar Ponzi scheme, but he also told the government about some other organized crime activities. So he’s incarcerated under federal witness protection, at one of the secret locations used to keep his former associates from getting to him.
That makes it hard to serve divorce papers. Kim Rothstein has had to file for an extension from a Florida judge — the couple used to live in Fort Lauderdale — because she couldn’t serve him with the documents within the normal deadline.
Now, at least Kim Rothstein is easy to find. She’s imprisoned at a not-secret federal facility in Sumterville, Florida, having pleaded guilty to hiding assets from criminal and bankruptcy court officials.
“We are working under a very unique set of circumstances,” Kim Rothstein’s lawyer, Jamie Morris, told the Sun Sentinel. “Since Mr. Rothstein is being held in an undisclosed location, we have encountered some difficulty.”