David Friehling

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Madoff Accountant Pleads Guilty, Faces 114 Years

But denies knowing about Ponzi scheme

(Newser) - Bernie Madoff's accountant says he's a lousy auditor but no criminal. Still, he pleaded guilty to a slew of fraud charges today that could land him in prison for 114 years when he's sentenced in February. While admitting that he failed to conduct independent audits and took the statements of... More »

Madoff Accountant Faces 105 Years for Fraud

He signed off on false books for years: feds

(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... More »

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