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.
The New York Mets have repaid loans of $25 million to Major League Baseball and $40 million to Bank of America, and have closed on the sales of 12 limited partner shares for $20 million each, a person familiar with the team’s finances says.
A last-minute deal ended a lawsuit that could have cost ownership control of the Mets. It was a $162 million settlement over claims the owners wrongly profited from the Bernie Madoff Ponzi scheme.
The trustee recovering money for investors swindled by Bernard Madoff may need a perfect pitch to a jury Monday to force the New York Mets owners to pay up to $303 million.
Owners of the New York Mets lost a key ruling ahead of a federal trial over whether they should return millions of dollars they received from jailed financier Bernard Madoff.
The Mets struck out in court Monday. A federal judge has ordered the team to pay up to $83 million to the trustee recovering money for Bernard Madoff investors.
It’s no secret that the Mets need a fast start out of the gate this year, and at one point during his confab with reporters, Wilpon made a rather public cry for help.
Arguing on the trustee’s behalf, attorney David Sheehan scoffed at attempts to portray the Mets owners as “unsophisticated run-of-the-mill guys.”
Mets general manager Sandy Alderson is ready to hit the road. And no, he’s not headlining a comedy tour.
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Mayor Michael Bloomberg could afford to buy the Mets. But that’s one job that he’s not looking to step into after he leaves City Hall.