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.
The Ponzi scheme was run through Maywood Captial, a real estate investment company. The firm was previously based in Paramus, N.J. before moving to Manhattan.
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.
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.
Hundreds of Bronx residents say they’re the victims of a multi-million dollar Ponzi scheme run by the man they trusted to prepare their taxes.
Victims of a Long Island ponzi-schemer said that they have already paid enough, some of them were bilked out of hundreds of thousands of dollars by Nick Cosmo. Now Cosmo’s victims could be on the hook for even more money.
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.
Former Net Tate George was indicted on Friday on four counts of wire fraud and charges that he ran a $2 million dollar ‘Ponzi Scheme.’
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.
The Bernie Madoff saga has come to a conclusion — at least for Mets fans. This story was a long and boring chore to cover, and I am just glad that we can now talk about what I love: baseball.
The New York Mets owners are stepping to the plate to try to convince a jury that they didn’t know financier Bernard Madoff was operating a Ponzi scheme.