Madoff Jury Has Reached Verdict in Ponzi Scheme Trial

Five Former Madoff Aides
The five former aides to Bernard Madoff accused of aiding his $17.5 billion Ponzi scheme are (L-R) Daniel Bonventre, Jerome O'Hara, Annette Bongiorno, George Perez, and Joann Crupi. Photographers: Michael Nagle, Louis Lanzano, Jin Lee, Peter Foley/Bloomberg

The jury deciding the fate of five of Bernard Madoff’s former employees charged with aiding his $17.5 billion Ponzi scheme has reached a verdict, according to court officials.