A jury of nine women and three men have begun to deliberate the fate of five former employees of Bernard Madoff’s company after receiving their instructions from U.S. District Court Judge Laura Taylor Swain in Manhattan.
The trial involving a 31 count indictment against Jerome O’Hara, George Perez, Annette Bongiorno, JoAnn Crupi, and Daniel Bonventre is the first in the Madoff case.
Eight other individuals previously have pleaded guilty to their involvement in the massive Ponzi scheme.
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