Cohen testified that Perez told him that Madoff in 2006 asked him to alter core computer programs to permit changes to past account statements for his investment advisory unit.
More from Bloomberg story by Erik Larson
|Matthew Cohen from Alix Partners on the stand|
with diagram of Madoff's office layout in the Lipstick Building on the computer screen
|Defendants left to right, Joann Crupi, Daniel Bonventre, Jerome O'Hara( front row),|
Annette Bongiorno, George Perez( front row)
Five former Madoff underlings — two account supervisors, two computer programmers, and a former operations director — are accused of working with Mr. Madoff and others to deceive investors and keep the Ponzi scheme afloat. The defendants — George Perez, Jerome O’Hara, JoAnn Crupi, Annette Bongiorno and Daniel Bonventre — say they were duped like everyone else and were mere pawns. All five have pleaded not guilty.