Madoff Accountant Pleads Guilty to Scheme He Didn’t Know About

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David Friehling, the storefront accountant who produced false audits of Bernie Madoff's securities firm for close to twenty years, pleaded guilty to nine criminal charges today, including investor fraud, false filings with the SEC, and obstruction, but maintains “at no time was [he] ever aware Bernard Madoff was engaged in a Ponzi scheme.” [NYT]