Annette Bongiorno

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Former Madoff Secretary Wants Early Prison Release

Annette Bongiorno will have served two thirds of her six-year prison term by March 19

(Newser) - A lawyer for the former secretary for imprisoned financier Bernard Madoff is asking that she be released from prison in March. Attorney Roland Riopelle says 70-year-old Annette Bongiorno will have served two thirds of her six-year prison term by March 19 and should be released then. He cited a law... More »

Judge Yanks Bail for Madoff Secretary

Annette Bongiorno a flight risk, judge decides

(Newser) - Bernard Madoff's personal secretary is going to be spending Christmas behind bars. Annette Bongiorno surrendered to authorities in Florida yesterday after a federal judge canceled her house arrest and revoked her $5 million bail, the Orlando Sentinel reports. The judge decided there was a "very real potential" that Bongiorno,... More »

FBI Arrests Two Madoff Aides

Joann Crupi, Annette Bongiorno were part of his back-office staff

(Newser) - Two members of Bernie Madoff's back office staff were arrested on undisclosed federal charges by the FBI this morning. Joann Crupi was arrested at her home in Westfield, NJ; Annette Bongiorno was arrested at her home in Boca Raton. The charges have not been unsealed yet. Authorities said previously that... More »

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