Bernard Madoff has recanted his claim that he operated his epic Ponzi scheme alone, conceding in the years since his arrest that others knew what he was up to and contributed to the scheme.But he has never fingered any of the members of his small office staff, some of whom worked with him for decades churning out the paperwork and performing the routine bookkeeping duties that helped perpetuate the multi-billion-dollar fraud.On Monday a federal jury in New York began deliberations to decide whether five of those staff members were duped by Madoff, as they claim, or were complicit in their boss's crimes.The case is the first criminal trial to spring directly from Madoff's scheme, which investigators say operated for more than two decades and bilked investors of an estimated $17 billion.The five defendants are back-office manager Daniel Bonventre; portfolio managers Annette Bongiorno and Joann Crupi; and computer programmers Jerome O'Hara and George Perez.According to an indictment han...
Former Bernie Madoff prison inmate John Mancini recounts his time spent with Ponzi schemer.
Former prison inmate John Mancini on his time spent with Ponzi schemer Bernie Madoff and the recent suicide of Madoff's son Mark.
FBN's Adam Shapiro on the latest on the death of Bernie Madoff's son and the hearing for Allen Stanford to see if he can stand trial.
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FBN's Connell McShane on the death of Bernard Madoff's son Mark Madoff .
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FBN’s Adam Shapiro on Peter Madoff pleading guilty to conspiracy and falsifying records.
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FBN’s Charlie Gasparino on recent criticism thrown his way by the convicted Ponzi schemer.