What kind of a crook doesn’t leave his secretary enough of a slush fund to make bail in the event that the entire criminal enterprise is shut down?
Bernie Madoff had the foresight to confess his crimes, and even the loyalty to claim that the crimes were his alone, but history’s biggest Ponzi schemer couldn’t find $5 million for his longtime secretary to make bail?
Annette Bongiorno, 62, will be transferred from Florida to New York to face charges. A federal magistrate judge ruled she can’t be free until someone comes up with sufficient assets to secure bail.
Last week, the feds arrested Bongiorno, who worked for Madoff for more than 40 years, from her home in Boca Raton, Fla. They also nailed JoAnn Crupi, who worked for him 25 years from her home in Westfield, N.J.
Charged with conspiracy, securities fraud and other crimes, Madoff’s personal assistants bring the total number of people charged in the case to eight.
They face decades in prison if convicted. Their boss is already serving a 150 years.
Wonder what kind of cards they’ll send on Bosses Day.