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Feds look to seize Boca Raton home of Madoff employee

August 04, 2010 01:30PM

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Annette Bongiorno

The $1.2 million Boca Raton home of Bernie Madoff’s longtime office supervisor could be seized as part of the federal government’s investigation into her boss’s $65 billion Ponzi scheme. Annette Bongiorno, who has not been criminally charged, was nonetheless hit with a civil lawsuit yesterday by federal prosecutors, who are seeking more than $5.1 million in her assets, including the home on Windsor Court in Boca Raton’s Woodfield Golf Club community, and a house in Manhasset, N.Y. valued at around $2.6 million. According to Palm Beach County property records, Bongiorno bought the 5,736-square-foot Boca Raton home in 1995 with her husband for $862,000 and finished paying off her mortgage in December. The latest suit follows one filed in June that asked her to turn over $1.1 million from a number of bank accounts, plus $1.3 million paid toward a high-end condominium and two luxury cars. [Palm Beach Post]