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Judge Orders Madoff Accomplice To Jail

Bernard Madoff's former chief financial officer Frank DiPascali was ordered jailed by a federal judge on Tuesday after the Ponzi scheme accomplice pled guilty to the conspiracy charges.

U.S. District Judge Richard Sullivan ordered DiPascali incarceration even though he's been cooperating with investigators, and prosecutors and defense attorneys requested that he be permitted to stay out of prison until sentencing.

Madoff, the author of the scam which resulted in thousands losing billions of dollars, is now also known as federal prisoner #61727-054. He's begun serving his 150-year federal prison term at the Butner Federal Correctional Complex. The Bureau of Prisons website gives his release date as Nov. 14, 2139.