Massachusetts’ top securities regulator said on Wednesday that the wife of accused financial swindler Bernard Madoff took out roughly $15 million from an account managed by Cohmad Securities days before her husband was arrested and charged with securities fraud.
More as we get it…
Late Update: The Wall Street Journal has more. The information about Ruth Madoff comes from a complaint filed by the office of Massachusetts Secretary of State William Galvin, which is probing the role of Cohmad Securities, a company co-owned by Bernie Madoff.
The complaint says Ruth Madoff withdrew the money from Cohmad.
Reports the Journal:
The complaint seeks to revoke the registration of Cohmad, a New York-based firm that has an office in Boston. The complaint says Cohmad has refused to provide information regarding its activities in Massachusetts, its relationship with Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities and “Cohmad’s apparent role in the transfer of moneys from Madoff Investments to Cohmad personnel.”