NEW YORK — Two former employees accused of helping
fraudulent Wall Street financier Bernard Madoff program an old computer
to generate false records have been indicted.
indictment accuses computer programmers Jerome O'Hara and George Perez
of conspiracy, falsifying records of a broker dealer and falsifying
records of an investment adviser.
The men originally were charged
in a criminal complaint before the case was presented to a federal
grand jury, which returned the indictment. O'Hara and Perez each remain free on $1 million bail. Defense lawyers say the men will plead not guilty.
71-year-old Madoff is serving a 150-year sentence after admitting his
multi-decade pyramid scheme cost thousands of investors billions of