Lawyer: Whistleblower Still Wants To Testify

We noted earlier today that Madoff whistleblower Harry Markopolos over the weekend cancelled his scheduled testimony before a House committee, citing illness. Markopolos had been one of the key witnesses scheduled to appear, so his eleventh-hour withdrawal raised a few eyebrows.

We’ve now spoken to Markopolos’ lawyer, Phil Michael, who assured TPMmuckraker that his client was incapacitated and unable to leave his home, and that Markopolos still intends to find a time to testify in the near future.

We look forward to hearing from him.