Ex-Madoff Operations Chief Seeks To Toss Indictment

Law360, New York (January 3, 2011, 6:11 PM EST) -- The former operations director for bankrupt Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC is seeking to dismiss his criminal case, claiming the U.S. government is improperly trying to restrain his assets and deny him access to counsel.

Daniel Bonventre filed a motion Monday asking the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York to dismiss an indictment accusing him of trying to hide Madoff’s $60 billion Ponzi scheme.

Bonventre, who has pled not guilty to the conspiracy charges, claims prosecutors are threatening to prevent him...
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