Madoff Makes Court Appearance

Alleged ponzi schemer Bernie Madoff arrived in a federal court in NYC this morning to determine whether he'll stick with his current lawyer despite three potential conflicts of interest. "A hearing has been scheduled for Tuesday afternoon to review the conflicts with Mr. Madoff and ensure that he understands his options and risks before he decides whether to proceed with Mr. Sorkin as his lawyer," the New York Times reports. Among the conflicts? Attorney Ira Lee Sorkin and his family had made investments with Madoff in the past. Madoff is also scheduled to appear back in court on Thursday, when he is expected to plead guilty to charges against him.