Statute Of Limitations Watch '13: Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities

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Having dealt with the more pressing issue of the July-ish deadline to file criminal charges against SAC Capital Advisors, federal prosecutors will entertain themselves for the next three months by trying to put more of Bernard Madoff's friends and family in jail.

With federal prosecutors in Manhattan facing a December deadline to bring additional charges connected to Bernard L. Madoff’s multibillion-dollar Ponzi scheme, they are weighing criminal charges against several people connected to the case, said people briefed on the investigation. Among those still under scrutiny are Shana Madoff Swanson, a senior executive at the firm, and Paul J. Konigsberg, a longtime accountant in Mr. Madoff’s inner circle….

Another family member whose conduct has been examined by the government is Andrew Madoff, the younger son of Bernard Madoff and director of trading. He has not been charged with any criminal wrongdoing.

They may also increase Jamie Dimon's legal bills a bit.

Prosecutors are also investigating whether JPMorgan Chase failed to properly alert regulators to suspicions about Mr. Madoff’s business, said people with knowledge of the investigation.

Deadline Approaching, U.S. Is Weighing More Charges in Madoff Case [DealBook]

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