Facing Life In Prison, Ex-Madoff Aide Requests 8-10 Years

Law360, New York (July 10, 2014, 1:16 PM EDT) -- Annette Bongiorno, a former close aide to Bernie Madoff who faces up to life in prison for her role in the epic Ponzi scheme, asked a New York federal judge late on Wednesday to issue a lighter sentence of between eight and 10 years.

Bongiorno, 65, was convicted in March along with four other former employees of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC. Under U.S. sentencing guidelines, she could spend the rest of her life in jail, according to Wednesday’s court filing.

Sentencing for the five defendants...
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