Meet Bernie Madoff's Accountant: David Friehling, CPA

Bernie Madoff’s accountant, the man who helped make Madoff’s $50 billion Ponzi scheme possible (whether he knew it or not), is now famous. He’s also not answering his phone anymore.

What do we know about him?

Here’s a quick Bloomberg description: Madoff’s auditor, Friehling & Horowitz, operated from a 13-by-18-foot office in Rockland County, New York. Vos had an investigator stake out the office. A call to the New City, New York, office of Friehling & Horowitz after business hours wasn’t returned.

Name: David Friehling, CPA
Firm: Friehling & Horowitz
Location: New City, NY (Rockland County)

More details:

  • Cornell Alum
  • Member of board of directors of Jewish Community centre of Rockland
  • President Elect of Rockland Chapter of New York State Society of CPAs
  • Donated to Cornell in past year (on “honour Roll” of donors)

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