John Carney thinks so – if Frank’s cooped up in jail he can’t cooperate very well with the investigation into the Madoff matter and, worse, other conspirators will realize that they have nothing to gain by speaking up. Carney makes some good points – follow the link and read them – but I’m not so sure he’s right. True, if DiPascali is held in jail until his sentencing next May 10, he’ll be of little use to the prosecution and judging from their arguments in favor of bail, there is still much that DiPascali can tell them. But if, as the judge hinted, he can get sprung when something better than a $2.5 million bond, secured by $750,000 in real estate is offered, then maybe a few weeks contemplating what the rest of his life could look like will serve as a further incentive. Guess we’ll find out.