Ex-Madoff Employees Can't Get Separate Trials

Law360, New York (May 29, 2013, 11:57 AM EDT) -- A New York federal judge on Tuesday declined to separate the trials of five former Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC employees, finding that joining the cases didn't compromise the defendants' rights and instead gave a “full picture” of fraud allegations tied to the Ponzi scheme.

U.S. District Judge Laura Taylor Swain shot down a bid to sever the trials of the employees and to shed certain charges from the proceedings that the employees said were not directly related to the Ponzi scheme, according to Tuesday's...
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