He provided fake auditing services to Madoff’s bogus business for more than a decade and operated out of a storefront office in Rockland County.
The Times reports that Friehling serves on the board of the Rockland Jewish community center, thusly implying his identity as a Jew.
Unfortunately, in its story about Friehling, the Daily News published an antisemitic slur by one of his New City neighbors,
Neighbors said the accountant, who generally kept to himself, deserved whatever punishment came from the scandal.
"They always want more money, these guys," said Thomas Cooney, 44. "The more money they get, the more they want - and they think they can get away with it."