16 Nov Madoff computer programmers arrested; could face 30 years in $60B fraud
Federal authorities arrested two computer programmers who worked for convicted Ponzi patriarch Bernie Madoff (pictured), charging them with several criminal counts for their alleged role in the massive $60 billion scam. George Perez and Jerome O’Hara appeared in federal court Friday and faced charges of conspiracy, falsifying books and records of a broker dealer, and falsifying books and records of an investment adviser. The pair worked in Madoff’s secretive 17th floor office at the Lipstick building, where the fraud was orchestrated.
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