An investment fund manager has admitted in a Long Island courtroom to stealing nearly $100 million of investors’ money in a Ponzi scheme that helped fund his interest in a Hamptons resort.
The verdicts came Monday in a Manhattan trial that lasted nearly six months. The federal court trial was the first to result from the multi-decade fraud that landed Madoff in prison for 150 years.
The jury has the monumental task of sorting through five months of testimony to determine whether the ex-Madoff employees knew that their jobs involved perpetuating a massive Ponzi scheme.
The prosecution wraps up closing statements in the trial against five former aides to Ponzi schemer Bernard Madoff. Madoff’s former secretary, his former head of operations, an account manager and two computer programmers are on trial.
prosecutor John Zach told jurors Tuesday that Madoff depended on his former secretary, his former head of operations, an account manager and two computer programmers to keep his fraud alive for four decades.
Convicted swindler Bernie Madoff’s secretary took the stand nearly five years after her former boss went to prison.
The fund will distribute assets forfeited in the Madoff case. It’s separate from a bankruptcy court proceeding that has recovered money to redistribute to burned Madoff clients.
Daniel Bonventre has pleaded not guilty to fraud charges. Authorities say he cooked the books to throw off regulators.
Madoff was sentenced to 150 years in prison after pleading guilty in 2009 for bilking investors of $65 billion. He ran his operation out of an office in the Lipstick Building in Midtown Manhattan.
A Naval Academy graduate ripped off his friends, family and former classmates by running a $1.2 million Ponzi scheme, prosecutors said Tuesday.
The bank will pay $1.7 billion to settle criminal charges and a $350 million civil penalty for what the Treasury Department called “critical and widespread deficiencies” in its programs to prevent money laundering and other suspicious activity.
Bernard Madoff placed no premium on further education for the employees he hired right out of high school — the less they knew, the better — the Ponzi schemer’s longtime lieutenant testified Monday.
The cross-examination of the government’s star witness in the trial of five of Bernard Madoff’s former empoyees has given the jury new insight into the way disgrace financier ran his massive Ponzi scheme.
New York financier Bernard Madoff’s former right-hand man summed up his boss’ arrest exactly five years ago with two words: “Madoff Implodes.”
The former right-hand man of disgraced financier Bernard Madoff told a New York City jury Tuesday that a crying Madoff revealed to him that his financial empire was a gigantic fraud just before the rest of the world learned the truth nearly five years ago.