On Dec. 10, a 48-year-old man was the fourth former employee of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC. to be convicted and sentenced on securities fraud charges and conspiracy. The man worked as a computer programmer from 1991 to 2008, an era of Madoff's Ponzi scheme that cost investors billions.
The programmer received a 2.5-year sentence after being found guilty by a Manhattan federal jury in early 2014. This was also six years and one day after Madoff's initial arrest; Madoff himself is currently serving a 150-year prison term.