Atty For Ex-Madoff Aide Says Star Witness Lied On Stand

Law360, New York (March 10, 2014, 7:47 PM EDT) -- The government’s star witness in a trial against five former Bernie Madoff associates is a serial liar and “villain” who testified merely to save his own skin, a defense attorney said on Monday during closing arguments in the blockbuster case.

Former Madoff finance chief Frank DiPascali fed prosecutors half-truths and outright lies after reaching a plea deal, said Eric Breslin, an attorney for defendant JoAnn Crupi. She and four other former Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC employees have been on trial since October over claims...
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