David Friehling, an accountant with South Florida roots, is going to follow Bernard Madoff into prison. The Miami native entered a guilty plea today to nine felony charges. Hilariously, Friehling maintains to this day that though he rubber-stamped Madoff audits and invested with Madoff, he didn't know that the Palm Beach-dwelling swindler had engineered a massive Ponzi scheme.
Totally unrelated question: How much did Debra Villegas know about the accounts of Scott Rothstein? After all, Rothstein himself told Bob Norman last year:
"I'm a lunatic about money. Debra Villegas handles all my finances."
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We know the first part of that is true. As for the second part, you can bet an FBI agent or two has taken an interest.