AG Mukasey Recused in Madoff Investigation

Dec 17, 2008 11:42am

ABC News’ Jason Ryan Reports: Attorney General Michael Mukasey has recused himself from the Justice Department investigation into Bernard Madoff and Madoff Investment Securities, according to Justice Department officials in Washington.

Mukasey’s son Marc Mukasey, who works for Bracewell & Giuliani in New York, is working on some angle of the defense team. Officials in Washington declined to answer if the Attorney General knew Bernard Madoff personally from his time in New York.

A recent Bloomberg article noted, "Reached by phone at home, Madoff official Frank DiPascali referred calls to his lawyer, Marc Mukasey, a former federal prosecutor now at Bracewell & Giuliani in New York, who declined to comment. His father is U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey, a former New York federal judge."

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