A small-town accountant Wednesday became the first person to join Bernard L. Madoff in facing criminal charges in connection with Madoff's vast Ponzi scheme. Federal prosecutors accused David G. Friehling of securities fraud and other offenses for failing to conduct audits and for deceiving investors as he provided audit services to Madoff's investment services business. He is not charged with knowledge of Madoff's Ponzi scheme. Friehling and his firm were retained by Madoff from 1991 to 2008.
Madoff's Accountant Charged With Securities Fraud, Other Crimes
New York Law Journal
March 19, 2009