ABC News reports that Richard Zabel, "the new chief of the criminal division in the U.S. Attorney's office in Manhattan," has recused himself from the Bernard Madoff investigation "because his father represents one of the potential targets." Zabel's dad's client is Jeffrey Picower, who allegedly took $7.2 billion from Madoff's fraud. One lawyer said, "[The feds] have been dragging their feet and have not shown an appetite for going after others who may have helped Madoff devise the scheme."