02/28/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

SEC: Prosecutors May Target Bernie Madoff For Perjury

WASHINGTON -- Lawmakers expressed frustration at regulators' explanations for failing to catch Bernard L. Madoff's alleged multibillion-dollar fraud but drew little blood because officials declined to discuss details of the case.

Linda Thomsen, chief of the Securities and Exchange Commission's enforcement division, suggested in Tuesday's hearing at the Senate Banking Committee that federal prosecutors may pursue charges against Mr. Madoff over what they believe were his lies to SEC officials during past examinations.

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