A former Broward sheriff's deputy is sentenced in connection to the Scott Rothstein Ponzi scheme.

 

Jeff Poole was sentenced in federal court in Fort Lauderdale Thursday.

 

He will serve one year and one day in federal prison.

 

Poole pleaded guilty to conspiracy to violate civil rights for illegally arresting the ex-wife of a Rothstein associate as a favor.

 

He had faced up to ten years, but the judge was apparently swayed by hundreds of character reference letters as well as Poole's many commendations as a law enforcement officer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Photo: CBS Miami)