Ex-Madoff Aide Wants Out Of 'Excessive' House Arrest

Law360, New York (August 15, 2011, 4:17 PM EDT) -- Bernard L. Madoff's longtime associate, who is awaiting trial for her alleged role in the biggest known Ponzi scheme ever, asked a New York federal court Monday to release her from house arrest because she says the confinement is unconstitutionally excessive.

Prosecutors contend that the aide, Annette Bongiorno, received as much as $14.5 million in investor funds over the 40 years she worked for Madoff. But she said in her bid for greater freedom that she's not a flight risk because she isn't sitting on any...
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