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Madoff Accountant Charged

Bernie Madoff's guilty plea was only the beginning. Prosecutors in New York charged the ponzi schemer's longtime accountant, David Friehling, with securities fraud this morning. The accusation shows prosecutors are expanding their net of inquiry as they trace the scale of the "sprawling fraud," the Associated Press reports. "Friehling ran an accounting office in a nondescript suburban building north of New York City, and quickly drew scrutiny after the Madoff scandal broke." If convicted, he could face over 100 years in prison.