Madoff-Era Bail Disputes Rife With Plot Twists

Law360, New York (November 10, 2009, 5:17 PM EST) -- The Madoff scandal has heralded an era of unusual bail disputes, with prosecutors and defense attorneys pushing the boundaries of legal strategy and tough-minded judges drawing lines in some unexpected places.

Judges and prosecutors have faced a rash of high-profile white collar cases in recent months, in a time when the U.S. economy is still recovering from the effects of the financial crisis and public outrage is still simmering over recent financial fraud accusations. That environment puts unique pressures on those cases and on bail discussions,...
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