On Thursday, a federal judge in Fort Lauderdale sentenced Alan Koslow, a once prominent and politically connected Broward lawyer, to a year and a day in prison for money laundering.
U.S. District Judge William Dimitrouleas also ordered Koslow to pay $7,500 in fines and $8,500 in restitution.
Koslow pleaded guilty in August to laundering $170,000 from clients who turned out to be undercover agents from the FBI. The money, prosecutors say, stemmed from illegal activity, including dealing in narcotics and counterfeit Viagra. Koslow, who was a partner in the Becker & Poliakoff law firm in Fort Lauderdale, was arrested in a sting operation. He has since been disbarred.
The judge gave him a reduced sentence — sentencing guidelines called for up to five years in prison — saying Koslow had “provided substantial assistance to the government’’ in an ongoing investigation. He also has agreed to undergo drug and mental health treatment.