File photo of accused swindler Madoff exiting the Manhattan federal court house in New York

 
File photo of accused swindler Madoff exiting the Manhattan federal court house in New York
Accused swindler Bernard Madoff exits the Manhattan federal court house in New York in this January 14, 2009 file photo. Members of Bernard Madoff's family were hit with an expanded $255.3 million lawsuit May 4, 2012, saying they should have caught the patriarch's Ponzi scheme and must return the benefits to victims. Irving Picard, the trustee seeking money for Madoff's victims, said family members who worked at Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC were "completely derelict" in ensuring that the investment firm's operations were legal. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/Files (UNITED STATES)