Annette Bongiorno, who joined Bernard Madoff’s investment firm straight out of high school and spent four decades in his employment, much of it as his office manager, was sentenced to six years in prison on Tuesday.
The woman who ran Bernard Madoff’s investment advisory business admitted she didn’t tell federal investigators in 2009 that her duties included backdating trades and turning stocks into bonds with a few pen-strokes.
The woman who ran Bernard Madoff’s fraudulent investment advisory business broke into tears as she told a jury how the con man shouted and threw her out of his office for trying to retire in the mid-1990s.
Annette Bongiorno, who ran the investment advisory business at the centre of Bernard Madoff’s $17bn Ponzi scheme, told a jury she backdated customer trades almost every day and didn’t realize it was wrong.
Bernard Madoff’s right-hand woman for four decades, who’s on trial for allegedly aiding his $17bn fraud, overheard the same lies for years about her boss’s wealth that tricked everyone else, a jury was told.
A former Bernard Madoff aide advised her staff not to tell people at the 2008 company Christmas party about cheques totalling hundreds of millions of dollars written to firm insiders as Madoff’s fraud was unravelling, a jury was told.
An ex-employee of Bernard Madoff on trial for allegedly aiding his $17bn fraud oversaw backdating of trades for account statements that sometimes featured 'cut and paste' data, a former assistant told a jury.