A federal judge has rejected claims by ex-employees of Bernard L. Madoff that the government is interfering with their right to defend themselves by belatedly treating money set aside for attorney’s fees as forfeitable assets.

Southern District Judge Laura Taylor Swain refused to dismiss the indictments against Daniel Bonventre, Annette Bongiorno and Joann Crupi, former employees of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities who were charged last year with securities fraud conspiracy, falsifying records and a host of other crimes as part of Mr. Madoff’s unprecedented Ponzi scheme.

This content has been archived. It is available through our partners, LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law.

LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law are third party online distributors of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law customers are able to access and use ALM's content, including content from the National Law Journal, The American Lawyer, Legaltech News, The New York Law Journal, and Corporate Counsel, as well as other sources of legal information.

For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at cust[email protected]