Madoff Accountant Faces 105 Years for Fraud

He signed off on false books for years: feds
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted Mar 18, 2009 12:26 PM CDT
Bernard Madoff arrives at Manhattan federal court last week.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Bernard Madoff's longtime accountant has been arrested and charged with securities fraud in the $64 billion Ponzi scheme, the New York Post reports. David Friehling, 49, is accused of helping Madoff dupe his investors and the Securities and Exchange Commission by filing fake audits. Friehling allegedly received $186,000 annually for signing off on the shoddy bookkeeping; he faces 105 years in prison.