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.
Gershon Barkany was arrested by FBI agents on March 28. He’s accused of spending the investors’ money for his personal benefit.
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.
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.