Feds Obsessing Over Ex-Madoff Aide's Wealth, Atty Says

Law360, New York (March 11, 2014, 7:53 PM EDT) -- An attorney for former Bernard Madoff aide Annette Bongiorno on Tuesday accused prosecutors of attempting to distract jurors from the case and make them “jealous” by repeatedly emphasizing the defendant’s previous wealth, including a $50 million investment account and her silver Bentley.

The government lacks evidence to prove that Bongiorno, one of five former Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC employees on trial in New York federal court, knowingly aided the Ponzi scheme, her attorney Roland Riopelle said during closing arguments. Prosecutors have instead “obsessed” over...
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New York Southern

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March 17, 2010

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