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  •  Wanna talk nepotism? Cronyism? (2+ / 0-)
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    wmtriallawyer, conlakappa

    Try this, in today's news about the Madoff scandal:

    Eric Swanson, a former assistant director of compliance and examinations at the SEC, is married to Madoff’s niece, Shana, who was a compliance lawyer at the Madoff firm...

    Besides talking with Madoff, who met with federal prosecutors yesterday, authorities have also been scrutinizing the role of Frank DiPascali, a senior official in Madoff’s investment advisory firm, according to a person familiar with the case...

    "Like everyone else, we’re trying to sort out everything and learn the facts," DiPascali’s lawyer, Marc Mukasey of Bracewell & Giuliani in New York, said in an interview, declining further comment.

    U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey, Marc Mukasey’s father, has recused himself from the Justice Department’s investigation into Madoff’s alleged fraud, a department spokesman said today.

    Michael Mukasey is a 1959 graduate of the Ramaz School, a modern Orthodox Jewish school in New York that invested as much as $6 million in a fund that invested with Madoff, said Kenny Rochlin, Ramaz’s director of institutional advancement. Mukasey’s wife, Susan, was headmistress of Ramaz’s Lower School for children in primary grades, Rochlin said.

    "What we have here is a failure to communicate."

    by mspicata on Wed Dec 17, 2008 at 11:15:26 AM PST

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