Ruth Madoof, the wife of accused Wall Street scammer Bernard Madoff, will get her own counsel, according to Ira Sorkin, defense attorney for Mr. Madoff.
Sorkin has been representing both Mrs. Madoff and her husband Bernie. Mr. Madoff confessed to authorities on Dec. 11 to running a $50 billion Ponzi scheme.
Sorkin said Mrs. Madoff decided to get her own lawyer as she has been sued in a number of civil cases.
Recently, Sorkin said Mrs. Madoff intended to fight prosecutors to claim $70 million in assets as hers alone.