US Can Go After Madoff Accomplice Proceeds: Judge

Law360, New York (September 15, 2011, 7:18 PM EDT) -- A New York federal judge on Wednesday refused to toss a civil forfeiture action lodged by the U.S. government against alleged Bernard L. Madoff co-conspirator Daniel Bonventre, denying Bonventre's claims that it prevents him from paying for his criminal defense.

In denying the dismissal motion, U.S. District Judge Barbara S. Jones said Bonventre's claims that the forfeiture action violates his Fifth and Sixth amendment rights were identical to claims Bonventre made in his motion to dismiss the criminal charges against him in January.

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