The trial follows the 2008 collapse of Madoff’s private investment business, which cost clients nearly $20 billion. A court-appointed trustee has recovered much of the money by forcing those customers who received big payouts from Madoff to return the funds.
Prosecutor Matthew Schwartz introduced the government’s case Wednesday, saying the defendants “helped perpetuate Madoff’s elaborate fiction.” The Manhattan federal court trial is expected to last five months.
Paul Konigsberg was charged with conspiracy to falsify records, conspiracy to commit fraud, falsifying records of a broker-dealer, falsifying record of an investment adviser and falsifying statements.
The home that belonged to Bernie Madoff’s brother, Peter, is on the market after being seized by the U.S. Marshals Service.
The appeals court said the Securities and Exchange Commission’s actions and “regrettable inaction” are shielded by rules protecting government employees from lawsuits when they carry out a discretionary function or duty.
“What’s next — an Enron left-field pole?” Carton said. “Tyco right-field pole? Could you be stupider?”
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.
According to the New York Post, owners Fred Wilpon and Saul Katz have refinanced $450 million in loans that were borrowed against SportsNet New York, the cable network which airs the vast majority of Mets game throughout the season.
Peter Madoff maintained that he never knew his brother was orchestrating the largest Ponzi scheme in history, but victims speaking out in court Thursday – and even the judge herself — don’t believe him.
When Mets fans across the Tri-State Area awoke to the news that third baseman David Wright agreed a seven-year, $122 million extension, it must have felt like Christmas morning had come weeks early.
The son of Bernie Madoff’s accountant committed suicide earlier this week in Ohio, according to published reports.
There’s no mistaking Mets general manager Sandy Alderson’s priority: signing “core players” David Wright and R.A. Dickey to contract extensions — pronto.
The Mets have no money, but do they have no future?
If the Rocket really wants to come back, he should probably put in a call to Sandy Alderson. The Mets have nothing to lose at this point, including their franchise reputation.