If you are going to defraud, make sure you include the personal places of worship of all the really good prosecuting authorities you can muster.
Moments ago, U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey confirmed that he will be recusing himself from the ongoing investigation into Bernie Madoff. The Justice Department didn't specify a specific reason for his decision to step aside--early reports have suggested that Mukasey's son, Marc, may be planning to represent a defendant in the case. But we can report a much more likely--and personal--reason why the Madoff case poses a serious conflict for the AG. Mukasey's own synagogue was ripped off by Bernie Madoff's Ponzi scheme.
We are beginning to respect this Bernie character.
Revealed: Mukasey's Synagogue a Victim of Madoff [Cityfile]