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Martin Rothschild's Computers returned

Last week, the lawyer representing Rothschild argued to have the computers returned, claiming confidential client information was on the computers, putting their privacy at risk.
Syracuse (WSYR-TV) -- Computers seized during a child pornography investigation against personal injury lawyer Martin J. Rothschild back in February have been returned, according to Assistant District Attorney Jeremy Cali.

Last week, the lawyer representing Rothschild argued to have the computers returned, claiming confidential client information was on the computers, putting their privacy at risk.

Cali says forensic exams were completed on the machines to ensure any and all child pornography had been removed.

Rothschild pleaded guilty to felony promotion of the sexual performance of a child in Onondaga County Court two weeks ago.

As part of a plea deal, Rothschild gave up his long-standing law practice and turned pending cases over to attorney John Cherundolo, who is an acting Supreme Court Justice.

Rothschild will be sentenced to at least three years in prison, but could face up to seven years when he is sentenced in June.

The DA says at least 30 images were on Rothschild's computers and his sentence could have been more severe had he not pleaded guilty.

Rothschild is being held in lieu of $100,000 bail and scheduled to be sentenced on June 20.

He’ll also be required to register as a sex offender.


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