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Wanted: Impartial Jurors For Trial Of Madoff Employees

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October 08, 2013 AT 4:02 PM
By Bernard Vaughan NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal judge wrestled on Tuesday to pick impartial jurors in the trial of five former employees of Bernard Madoff who are accused of helping him conduct his multibillion-dollar fraud. Judge Laura Taylor Swain questioned dozens of potential jurors on the first day of the trial, asking about everything from their employment to whether they knew victims of the fraud. Madoff, 75, is serving a 150-year prison sentence after pleading guilty in March 2009. ...