Attorney sentenced to 18 months in federal prison for role in Rothstein Ponzi scam

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WEST PALM BEACH, Florida — An attorney has been sentenced to 18 months in federal prison for his role in disbarred South Florida lawyer Scott Rothstein's $1.2 billion Ponzi scheme.

A West Palm Beach federal judge imposed the sentence Friday on 53-year-old David Boden, who previously pleaded guilty to a wire fraud conspiracy charge. Boden admitted helping Rothstein sell fake legal settlements to investors, including one sale in which investors lost about $2.4 million.

Boden, who is cooperating with investigators, is scheduled to report to prison July 27.

More than two dozen people have been charged in the Rothstein scam, which collapsed in 2009. Rothstein himself is serving a 50-year prison sentence after pleading guilty to several charges. His former Fort Lauderdale law firm was dissolved.

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