Five Former Bernie Madoff Associates Convicted Of Conspiracy In Ponzi Scheme

It was the first trial to stem from the massive fraud after Madoff himself pleaded guilty, sparing himself a lengthy courtroom drama.

1. Five former workers of disgraced financier Bernie Madoff were convicted of conspiracy Monday in a Manhattan federal court following a six-month trial, the first of its kind in the wake of the historic $68 billion fraud that came to light in 2008.

2. The former associates found guilty of aiding Madoff in his crimes were Annette Bongiorno, Madoff’s longtime secretary.

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3. Daniel Bonventre, Madoff’s former operations manager.

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4. Joann Crupi, a former account manager for Madoff.

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5. Jerome O’Hara, a computer programmer for Madoff.

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6. And George Perez, another computer programmer.

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7. Sentencing for the Ponzi players has yet to be determined. Madoff himself is currently serving a 150-year prison term.

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