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Jury finds Madoff employees guilty on all counts

Published on Mar 25, 2014 6:01 AM
George Perez, a computer programmer for Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities, was one of the five employees found guilty in the multi-billion dollar Ponzi scheme. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

NEW YORK (AFP) - A US jury Monday found five employees of swindler Bernard Madoff guilty of fraud, falsifying records and other offences that enabled the multi-billion dollar Ponzi scheme.

The five, who worked for years in account supervision, computer systems and other operations at Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities, were convicted on 31 counts.

The defendants are Jerome O'Hara, George Perez, Daniel Bonventre, Annette Bongiorno and Joann Crupi.

Charges included conspiracy to commit securities fraud, falsifying records of a broker-dealer and conspiracy to defraud the US.

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