Spring training is all about optimism, and Mets owner Fred Wilpon delivered a large dose of it Wednesday in Port St. Lucie.
The prison-bound brother of convicted Ponzi scheme operator Bernie Madoff attended his granddaughter’s bat mitzvah in a space described as “posh” this weekend, after a judge delayed his lockup date for the occasion.
One month before beginning his 10-year presence sentence, Peter Madoff – the brother of convicted Ponzi scheme operator Bernie Madoff – has sold his posh Park Avenue home, according to a published report.
The Attorney General’s office investigation revealed that Ivy had deep suspicions about Madoff’s operation but never informed its clients.
An enhanced indictment now indicates the largest-ever Ponzi scheme actually went on for nearly four decades, starting in the early 1970s.
The decades-long fraud cost investors about $17.3 billion, Picard estimated. Since becoming the trustee for victims swindled in the scheme, Picard said he has recovered more than $9 billion.
There is no sugarcoating the recently completed Mets road trip, as losing five-of-six to division opponents is unacceptable on a number of levels. But there is plenty of fight left in this team.
Peter Madoff, the younger brother of convicted Ponzi schemer Bernie Madoff, pleaded guilty Friday to charges he doctored documents that helped conceal a fraud that wiped out thousands of investors.
Peter Madoff, the former chief compliance officer at the private investment arm of Bernard Madoff’s business, has agreed to serve a decade in prison, they said.
If you were a victim of Bernard Madoff’s massive Ponzi scheme, there is some you might want to hear.
It will finally be payback for clients of Ezra Merkin, a high-powered money manager who invested in Madoff’s multi-million dollar Ponzi scheme.
“He’s under contract this year, we have an option for next year, there’s no gun to anybody’s head,” Wilpon said Wednesday.
Four associates of a New York businessman convicted in a $400 million Ponzi scheme were arrested early Wednesday on charges that they pocketed nearly $38 million in commissions for their efforts in advancing the fraud, federal prosecutors said.
Now that their financial future is sorted, the New York Mets can turn most of their attention back to the ballclub on the field. Good thing, too, because an awful lot of work lies ahead.
The good vibes engendered by the settlement of the Madoff lawsuit continues. The cloud that had long encased the organization in doom and gloom had seemingly lifted, and manager Terry Collins felt quite pleased for the principals involved.