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February 3, 2023

Ex-Madoff Accountant Got an Early Start on ‘Clearing His Good Name’

When you're known as "the guy Bernie told us could help with our tax returns," it means getting the ball rolling before the crack of dawn: 
At 6 a.m. on Thursday, agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation met Mr. Konigsberg at his lawyers’ offices in Midtown Manhattan and arrested him. He is expected to make a court appearance later in the day. […] He was the only nonfamily shareholder in Mr. Madoff’s London operation, which played a crucial role in transferring stolen money around the globe. Mr. Konigsberg prepared tax returns for two family foundations and served as an accountant for dozens of families who invested with the firm. Mr. Madoff often referred his investors to Mr. Konigsberg for their tax services. “Paul Konigsberg, a 77-year-old accountant, is an innocent victim of Bernie Madoff,” said Reed Brodsky, a lawyer for Mr. Konigsberg at Gibson Dunn & Crutcher. “He looks forward to clearing his good name at trial.” 

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