A former accountant who certified fake financial records hiding Bernard Madoff’s epic Ponzi scheme was sentenced on Thursday to one year of home confinement.
George Perez was sentenced Wednesday by federal Judge Laura Taylor Swain. He was the fourth of five ex-Madoff workers to be sentenced.
Annette Bongiorno she apologized to victims of the multi-decade, multi-billion dollar fraud and berated herself for failing to see past her boss’s influence and the riches he bestowed on her.
Daniel Bonventre, 67, was sentenced Monday in federal court in New York for his part in the company’s yearslong multibillion-dollar fraud.
The trustee recovering money for thousands of investors said Monday that a half-billion-dollar settlement has been reached with two financial funds that invested with Ponzi schemer Bernard Madoff.
In an interview with “60 Minutes” in 2011, Madoff insisted he had no idea what his father was up to.
A senior partner at a New York accounting firm has now pleaded guilty to his role in the multi-billion dollar Bernard Madoff Ponzi scheme.
According to an E-Score poll of 1,100 participants, Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling is the most hated man in America.
Officials say the number of victims seeking relief for fraud committed by Madoff Securities is much larger — and with much larger losses — than previously thought.
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.
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.