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Federal authorities said prominent Massachusetts businessman and philanthropist Carl Shapiro has agreed to forfeit the funds that will be distributed to investors who lost money in jailed financier Bernard Madoff’s fraud.
The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.
Picard said his firm is seeking about $69 million in funds deposited by the company’s customers and stolen in the 72-year-old’s vast Ponzi scheme.
The lawsuit alleges 23 counts of financial fraud and misconduct. It seeks to recover at least $2 billion to be distributed to Madoff victims.
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