Former Madoff aide testifies in own trial

Claims ignorance of any wrongdoing

Testifying in one’s own criminal hearing is typically considered risky, but that did not prevent Daniel Bonventre from taking the stand on Feb. 18 in attempt to clear his name of any involvement from the Bernie Madoff Ponzi scheme that sapped billions from investors.

A former aide to Madoff and one of five ex-employees currently on trial in a Manhattan federal court, Bonventre claims that he was totally unaware of any of the fraudulent activities occurring behind the scenes at the firm, Reuters reports.

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