Ex-Madoff Employees Lose Bid for Separate Criminal Trials

Five ex-employees of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC lost a bid to be tried separately on criminal charges connected to their work for the confidence man. U.S. District Judge Laura Taylor Swain in Manhattan today denied requests that she hold separate trials of the defendants or split off some of the charges from a trial scheduled to begin Oct. 7. Swain today granted some requests by the defense for pretrial production of evidence by U.S. prosecutors. More on Bloomberg here.

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