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Thursday
Nov182010

Two of Bernie Madoff's Aides Arrested, in FBI Custody

Photo Courtesy - Mario Tama/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Two longtime aides to Bernard Madoff were arrested by federal prosecutors Thursday morning as part of an ongoing investigation.

Joanne Crupi was arrested at her home in Westfield, New Jersey, while Annette Bongiorno was arrested at her home in Florida.  Crupi and Bongiorno are being held in FBI custody in New York and Florida, respectively.  They are charged in a federal indictment that's expected to be unsealed in New York on Thursday.

Bongiorno, 61, worked for Madoff for more than 40 years as a secretary and back office staff supervisor.  Federal prosecutors have already moved to seize her $1.2 million mansion in Boca Raton.

Crupi was also a longtime Madoff employee.  Federal prosecutors have already seized her $2.25 million house in Mantoloking, on the Jersey shore.

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