Madoff Employee's Atty Casts Doubt On Gov't Star Witness

Law360, New York (December 12, 2013, 10:03 PM EST) -- A defense lawyer in the fraud case against former employees of Bernard Madoff suggested on Thursday that a star witness had lied, saying he falsely implicated his ex-colleagues to win a plea bargain.

Defense lawyer Larry H. Krantz of Krantz & Berman LLP suggested in cross-examination that Frank DiPascali, one of Madoff's top lieutenants, misled prosecutors about the extent of two Madoff computer programmers' involvement in his Ponzi scheme.

The alleged lie, which came in DiPascali's early 2009 proffer sessions with prosecutors, was part of a...
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