Madoff’s former secretary seeks early release from prison
27 Dec 2018

AP — The longtime secretary of imprisoned financier Bernard Madoff should be released from prison in March because her advanced age entitles her to take advantage of a new prison reform law, her lawyer says.

By March 19, Annette Bongiorno, 70, will have served two-thirds of her six-year prison term and should be released to home confinement by then, according to attorney Roland Riopelle.

He cited the bipartisan First Step Act signed by President Donald Trump last week, saying it permits judges to order some prisoners released to home confinement after serving two-thirds of a sentence.

Bongiorno’s advanced age makes her eligible, Riopelle said.

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