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BRIEF-U.S. prosecutors expand charges against former Madoff employees

Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 6:42 PM ET

Oct 1 (Reuters) -

* U.S. prosecutors say expand charges against several former employees of

Bernard Madoff's Firm

* U.S. prosecutors say daniel bonventre, annette bongiorno, joann crupi, jerome

o'hara and George perez now charged in 33-count indictment

* U.S. prosecutors say new indictment alleges that conspiracy to defraud madoff

clients now dates to the early 1970s, while earlier indictment said it

started around 1992

* U.S. prosecutors say defendants to be arraigned on Tuesday, October 2

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