24 June 2012 –
Madoff also pleads guilty to falsifying books and records and making false statements to investors.
Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Janice K. Fedarcyk, the Assistant Director-in-Charge of the New York Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”), Toni Weirauch, the Acting Special Agent-in-Charge of the New York Field Office of the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation (“IRS-CI”), Robert L. Panella, Special Agent-in-Charge for the New York Regional Office of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of the Inspector General, Office of Labor Racketeering and Fraud Investigations (“DOL-OIG”), and Jonathan Kay, the Director for the New York Regional Office of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration (“DOL-EBSA”), announced that PETER MADOFF, the former Chief Compliance Officer and Senior Managing Director of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC (“BLMIS”), pled guilty today to a two-count Superseding Information charging him with, among other things, conspiracy to commit securities fraud, tax fraud, mail fraud, ERISA fraud and falsifying records of an investment advisor .
The overt acts in the conspiracy count also include, among other things, making false statements to investors about BLMIS’s compliance program and the nature and scope of its Investment Advisory business. MADOFF pled guilty in Manhattan federal court before United States District Judge Laura Taylor Swain.