David Friehling, the auditor at the tiny accounting firm that handled Bernard Madoff's books, has been subpoenaed by investigators.
The three-employee New City, N.Y.-based firm, Friehling & Horowitz, audited Madoff's financial statements for decades, according to The Wall Street Journal. The older partner, Jerry Horowitz, has retired to Florida. Madoff (pictured) has admitted to operating a giant Ponzi scheme that cost his clients at least $50 billion. He is currently under house arrest.
Separately, one of the retirees who lost a fortune from Madoff's scheme has filed an administrative claim against the Securities and Exchange Commission. Phyllis Molchatsky, 61, wants $1.7 million in damages. The SEC has six months to respond or negotiate a settlement with her before she is allowed to file suit.
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