Madoff Aide Verdict A Reminder To Fess Up Early

By Stephanie Russell-Kraft (March 25, 2014, 7:01 PM EDT) -- The resounding conviction Monday of five former Bernie Madoff associates over their role in perpetuating the $65 billion Ponzi scheme sent a clear message that financial fraud enablers face a steep uphill battle in court, but attorneys say it also highlighted the need to get them to come forward early on.

Just over five years after the historic Ponzi scheme was first revealed in December 2008, a New York federal jury returned a guilty verdict on each of the government's 31 charges against the five former Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC employees, who had been on trial since October....

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