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Madoff Bail Was 'Do Or Die' Under Widening Probe

Law360 (March 13, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The counsel for financial fraudster Bernard L. Madoff declined to comment Friday on his attempt Thursday to keep his client out of jail — an effort characterized by experts familiar with white collar prosecutions as a classic example of a defense attorney going all out.

“No comment,” Ira Lee Sorkin said Friday via email when asked what his strategy was when he told a federal judge — to peals of laughter — that Ruth Madoff had made sure at her “own expense” her husband wasn't a...
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