Madoff Attorney Receiving Death Threats

04/03/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Admitted swindler Bernard Madoff is expected to leave his luxury "house arrest" penthouse in New York tomorrow for a court hearing where the government will seek to get his lawyer, Ira Lee Sorkin, removed from the case.

An official announcement from Judge Leonard Sand called the matter a "counsel conflict," without any further explanation. The clerk of the court said the hearing "is over a potential conflict of interest between Mr. Madoff and his attorney."

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