The Massachusetts Securities Division said broker Robert Jaffe appeared today at Secretary of State William F. Galvin's office to be interviewed as part of the securities division's inquiry into the Bernard Madoff investment scandal. Jaffe appeared under subpoena.
Jaffe previously failed to appear at two scheduled hearings with the Division, once citing illness. His lawyers sought to fight the subpoena and lost.
A statement today from Galvin's office said, "The responsiveness of Mr. Jaffe to the Divisionís subpoena is presently being evaluated as part of the Divisionís ongoing investigation." Jaffe's responses are not immediately being made public, the office said.
The statement also said, "The Division remains very focused on this investigation and expects to determine its further course of action promptly."
Jaffe raised funds for Madoff as a broker, but says he knew nothing of Madoff's alleged $50 billion Ponzi scheme. Jaffe and his family have lost hundreds of millions of dollars in the ordeal.
He is being questioned in connection with his role at Cohmad Securities Corp., a brokerage firm on the same floor of the same midtown Manhattan office building as Madoff's. Cohmad, which also had an office in Boston's Back Bay, counts Madoff among its officers.
(By Beth Healy, Globe staff)