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Coming Attractions The Madoff Affair

May 1, 2009

VIEW: A clip from our Madoff investigation (coming May 12th). It's from correspondent Martin Smith's exclusive interview with Michael Bienes.

He was one of two accountants Madoff hired to help recruit clients. And even in those early years, the '70s, they were raking in investors -- it just grew by word of mouth. Bernard Madoff was delivering consistent returns -- sometimes as high as 20 percent.

By the mid-'80s, Bienes and his partner's cut was reaching upwards of $10 million/year.

READ: More about FRONTLINE's The Madoff Affair.

May 12th - on air and online.

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