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Madoff Aide to Plead Guilty

Bernie Madoff is behind bars for the rest of his life, but his cronies are still swept up in the legal system. Frank DiPascali, who prosecutors say played a crucial role in Madoff's epic swindle, is cooperating with authorities in hopes of a lighter sentence. DiPascali was one of Madoff's closest aides on the infamous 17th-floor where his Ponzi scheme was orchestrated. DiPascali faces a laundry list of charges: "conspiracy, securities fraud, mail fraud, wire fraud, investment adviser fraud, two counts of falsifying the books of a broker dealer, international money laundering, perjury and federal income tax evasion," according to the New York Times. The maximum sentence is 125 years in prison.