Rothstein’s lawyer, Christina Kitterman is to serve a five year prison sentence owing to the role she played in her boss’s fraudulent dealings.
Christina took on the persona of a Florida Bar functionary and thereby perpetrated a fake event on her own. This of course aided Rothstein in making good his escape as far as his huge investment scam was concerned.
Kitterman is a middle-aged woman who had her entire career laid out before her. Yet due to this default she was taken into police custody with due effect.
However, she looked to be pretty cool in her attitude and didn’t show any signs of sadness or remorse. Her near and dear ones waved goodbye to her and said words of endearment to her when she was escorted to the slammer from the court.
Kitterman was not wholly guilty of the crime since she was not completely aware of the $1.4 billion Ponzi scheme that Rothstein had been running. But on another level she was very much a seasoned white collar criminal of the highest order.
Of course, this is not the way her family and friends saw the matter to be. They confessed that the poor female lawyer had been used by that fiend Rothstein.
Rothstein had been in the witness box before and testified regarding the matter. He had said that it was impossible to judge the level of degrading depths that corrupt people could reach in their search for devious means to make money by illegal means.
Kitterman made a plea before the court. In a way she said she was extremely sorry for her misconduct. She even acknowledged her crime and said that she alone bore responsibility for the wrongdoing.
"I'm not here, Your Honor, to make any excuses; I accept responsibility," she said. "I made a phone call that hurt people. If I could take back that phone call, I would."
Her boss Rothstein had used and abused her, although he had also benefited her at times. And she has lost everything due to a silly little mistake. It is five years in the cooler for her now.
So much to say... Just not yet! Patience is a virtue.— Christina Kitterman (@CMKLaw) April 20, 2014