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Madoff Ex-Aide ‘Corporate Psychopath’ Defense Challenged

A former Bernard Madoff executive on trial for aiding his $17 billion Ponzi scheme should be barred from calling a witness on “corporate psychopaths” to claim he was relentlessly manipulated, prosecutors said.

Paul Babiak, described by a defense lawyer as “one of the world’s leading experts on corporate psychopaths,” shouldn’t be allowed to testify for Daniel Bonventre, the ex-operations chief of Madoff’s broker-dealer unit, because he’s never met Madoff or diagnosed him, Assistant U.S. Attorney Matthew Schwartz said in a filing yesterday in Manhattan federal court.