Friday, 27 November 2015
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Mar 21 2014 | 10:28am ET
One of the jurors considering the fate of five former Bernard Madoff lieutenants has been dismissed after falling ill.
The undisclosed ailment had already delayed deliberations, which began Monday, by two days. U.S. District Judge Laura Taylor Swain and attorneys for both sides agreed to proceed with just 11 jurors, rather than recall an alternate juror, which would require the panel to restart deliberations.
The trial of the five former Madoff employees—Daniel Bonventre, Annette Bongiorno, Joann Crupi, Jerome O’Hara and George Perez—is already believed to be the longest in the history of Manhattan federal court. The five are accused of aiding and abetting Madoff’s $65 billion Ponzi scheme.
Deliberations resumed this morning.
Oct 21 2015 | 10:41am ET
One of the most unique charity benefits in the hedge fund industry, A Leg To Stand On's (ALTSO's) Hedge Fund Rocktoberfest - NYC, raised nearly $500,000 last Thursday thanks to the generous support of major sponsors and nearly 1,400 attendees from the Tri-State finance, business and hedge fund communities. Read more…