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The accountant for disgraced financier Bernard Madoff was arrested Wednesday on fraud charges.
Authorities accuse 49-year-old David Friehling of helping the convicted money manager cheat thousands of investors out of billions of dollars.
Friehling had been under investigation since news broke of Madoff's multibillion-dollar Ponzi scheme. Federal authorities are turning their attention to people they believe helped Madoff fool 4,800 investors into thinking that their investments were safe.
Friehling was released on $2.5 million bail.
AP wire services were used in this report.