Former Madoff Worker Hits Back At Atty Fee Freeze

Law360, New York (January 24, 2011, 1:48 PM EST) -- A former employee at Bernard Madoff’s defunct investment firm has hit back at a government order to freeze funds she’s paid for legal fees, saying prosecutors are merely trying to punish her for not cooperating with them.

Unless the government withdraws its order to freeze those assets, the indictment against Joann Crupi should be dismissed for violations of her Fifth and Sixth Amendment rights, Crupi’s attorneys said in a motion to dismiss filed Friday.

Crupi’s motion joins a similar one filed Jan. 3 by Bernard L....
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