The NY Times reports that Bernie Madoff's former chief of operations, Daniel Bonventre, has been charged with "conspiracy, securities fraud, falsifying books and records of a broker-dealer, false filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission and four counts of filing false federal-tax returns."
In other news, the WSJ reported that "one of Bernard Madoff's daughters-in-law says she and her children shouldn't have to bear the burden of his name. Stephanie Madoff filed court papers in Manhattan on Wednesday asking to change her last name to Morgan. She made the same request for her two children. She is married to the jailed financier's son, Mark. She says her family has gotten threats, and she wants to drop the Madoff name to avoid "additional humiliation" and harassment."