NEW YORK (AP) — Bernard Madoff's former right-hand man has died.
Frank DiPascali died Thursday of lung cancer. That's according to his attorney Marc Mukasey.
DiPascali testified for the government in the multi-billion dollar fraud case. He pleaded guilty and was scheduled to be sentenced on June 5 in Manhattan federal court.
In 2013, DiPascali said in court that Madoff cried when he revealed he was out of money more than a week before federal authorities learned the truth.
Five former top Madoff employees were convicted of helping in the Ponzi scheme. Madoff clients lost nearly $20 billion.