Lawyers for three alleged cohorts of disgraced financier Bernard Madoff say their case is mired in a mountain of potential evidence.
The paper trail consists of millions of documents seized from Madoff's records following the collapse in 2008 of his epic fraud.
A pretrial hearing was held Monday in federal court in Manhattan for Daniel Bonventre, Jerome O'Hara and George Perez. A defense attorney called the evidence "a massive, amorphous blob."
Prosecutors told a judge they had created a database so the paperwork can be searched. They offered to give the defense a tutorial.
Madoff is serving a 150-year prison sentence after admitting that he operated a Ponzi scheme for at least two decades. He admitted cheating thousands of individuals, charities, celebrities and institutional investors out of billions.
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