Verdict of former Madoff employees delayed

Bernie Madoff

Jury deliberations in the trial of five former employees of Bernard Madoff accused of aiding his $17.5bn Ponzi scheme were delayed a second day due to a sick juror, prompting the judge presiding over the case to call a hearing today in Manhattan federal court.

Jury considers ex-Madoff employee case

American courtroom

Bernard Madoff has recanted his claim that he operated his epic Ponzi scheme alone, conceding in the years since his arrest that others knew what he was up to and contributed to the scheme.