Defendants Should Write Their Story
Jodi Crupi has been tarnished because she took a job at Bernie Madoff’s firm. Prosecutors claimed that she was involved in the fraud, but she claims that Madoff duped her like he duped everyone else. When she spoke with me, I urged her to write her version of events. She should let the world know precisely what happened. If she doesn’t, the prosecutor’s version of events will be her legacy. I encourage all defendants to introspect, write their story, and explain why they’ve fallen into the position they’re in. That strategy has worked well for me and for others with whom I’ve worked.