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Government: Accounting exec earned leniency in Madoff case

By LARRY NEUMEISTER
Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) -- A 79-year-old former New York accounting firm executive who did work for some of Bernard Madoff's most important clients has earned...full story
updated 2015-07-04 09:01 AM
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