Mira Zeffren was part of the Spinka Rebbe's money laundering and tax evasion scheme. She was arrested in 2011 and charged with five counts. Zeffren originally pleaded not guilty, but then reached a plea bargain with the government, pleading guilty to conspiracy to commit offense or to defraud United States.
Mira Zeffren was sentenced Monday to 8 months in prison, 2 years of supervised release, 500 hours of community service, a $30,000 fine, and $84,294 in restitution:
…Pursuant to the Sentencing Reform Act of 1984, it is the judgment of the Court that the defendant, Mira Zeffren, is hereby committed on Count 1 of the Indictment to the custody of the Bureau of Prisons to be imprisoned for a term of 8 months.
Upon release from imprisonment, the defendant shall be placed on supervised release for a term of 2 years under the following terms and conditions:
1. The defendant shall comply with the rules and regulations of the U. S. Probation Office, General Order 05- 02, and General Order 01-05, including the three special conditions delineated in General Order 01-05;
2. During the period of community supervision the defendant shall pay the special assessment, fine and restitution in accordance with this judgment's orders pertaining to such payment;
3. The defendant shall perform 500 hours of community service, as directed by the Probation Officer;
4. The defendant shall truthfully and timely file and pay taxes owed for the years of conviction; and shall truthfully and timely file and pay taxes during the period of community supervision. Further, the defendant shall show proof to the Probation Officer of compliance with this order;
5. The defendant shall cooperate in the collection of a DNA sample from the defendant; and
6. The defendant shall apply all monies received from income tax refunds, lottery winnings, inheritance, judgements and any anticipated or unexpected financial gains to the outstanding court-ordered financial obligation.
The drug testing condition mandated by statute is suspended based on the Court's determination that the defendant poses a low risk of future substance abuse.
It is ordered that the defendant shall pay to the United States a special assessment of $100, which is due immediately.
It is ordered that the defendant shall pay restitution in the total amount of $84,294 pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § to the Internal Revenue Service.
The defendant shall receive credit for any restitution paid prior to sentencing. Restitution shall be paid in full within thirty days of sentencing.
The defendant shall comply with General Order No. 01-05.
It is ordered that the defendant shall pay to the United States a total fine of $30,000, which shall bear interest as provided by law.
On the Government’s Motion, the Court orders Counts 2, 3, 4, and 5 dismissed as to this defendant.
It is further ordered that the defendant surrender herself to the institution designated by the Bureau of Prisons on or before 12 noon, on April 9, 2013. In the absence of such designation, the defendant shall report on or before the same date and time, to the United States Marshal located at Roybal Federal Building, 255 East Temple Street, Los Angeles, California 90012.
Court recommends that the defendant be placed in the camp facility at Danbury in Connecticut.
Defendant informed of right to appeal.
Bond exonerated upon self surrender.
In addition to the special conditions of supervision imposed above, it is hereby ordered that the Standard Conditions of Probation and Supervised Release within this judgment be imposed. The Court may change the conditions of supervision, reduce or extend the period of supervision, and at any time during the supervision period or within the maximum period permitted by law, may issue a warrant and revoke supervision for a violation occurring during the supervision period.…
To read more about the Spinka scam and Zeffren's role in it, read her indictment:
[Hat Tip: Burich.]