NEW YORK (AP) — A senior partner at a Manhattan accounting firm has been arrested on charges he participated in and helped direct false bookkeeping during financier Bernard Madoff's historic fraud.
Paul Konigsberg was held for an arraignment Thursday in federal court in Manhattan.
Konigsberg is a lawyer and was a senior tax partner at the accounting firm Konigsberg Wolf & Co. An indictment said he was the only person outside the Madoff family to hold an ownership interest in Madoff's private investment business.
The indictment said certain outsiders helped Madoff keep secret the fraud, which cheated thousands of investors out of nearly $20 billion. It says those outsiders were trusted to handle otherwise suspicious activity.
A message sent to Konigsberg's lawyer was not immediately returned.
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