Bernie Madoff

Fraud Files: Plenty of Blame to Go Around in the Madoff Case

It's been more than two years since Bernie Madoff's gigantic Ponzi scheme collapsed, but the blame game is just beginning. And many of the victims are jockeying for position, hoping to recover some money from other parties who might be deemed partly responsible for the fraud.

Litigation Against Mark Madoff to Continue Despite Suicide

Mark Madoff may be dead, but the litigation against him isn%u2019t going away. Last week, a court-appointed trustee sued Mark Madoff along with two of his siblings, saying they had used ill-gotten gains from their father%u2019s fraud.

Two More Arrested in Madoff Ponzi Scheme

Annette Bongiorno and Joann "Jodi" Crupi, both long-term employees at Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities, were arrested Thursday and charged with multiple counts of conspiracy, securities fraud, falsifying documents and tax evasion.

Madoff Investors Sue SEC for Incompetence

A Boston-based law firm announced a lawsuit Friday against the Securities and Exchange Commission on behalf of investors conned by Bernie Madoff. The suit brought by Kacheroo Legal Services seeks class-action status, and if it goes forward, it will be the first such suit ever.

Two Years After Madoff: Avoiding Ponzi Scheme Hell

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Madoff Associate Stanley Chais Dies at 84

On Sunday, money manager Stanley Chais died at age 84, still under investigation for his involvement with Bernard Madoff. Chais channeled large amounts of investors' money to the now-notorious Ponzi schemer, and over the years extracted more than $1 billion from Madoff's fund.

Court Appointee Pursues Madoff Investors

A court-appointed trustee charged with recovering money for the victims of Bernard Madoff is preparing a series of lawsuits to win back money from investors who gained financially from their association with Madoff. Irving Picard told The Wall Street Journal he may sue a total of about 1,000 individual investors who withdrew more money from Madoff%u2019s firm that they invested.

A Wall Street Lawyer's Take on Financial Reform

Winthrop Brown, a Washington lawyer who lobbies on behalf of financial services firms, says the new regulations should get fairly high marks from Wall Street -- and from Main Street. But will they prevent another economic meltdown?

Tips for Vetting an Investment Adviser

The Bernard Madoff scandal made a lot of people wonder if they'd checked out their brokers or advisers thoroughly enough. If you haven't gone through the steps to vet the person who's holding your hand when it comes to your investments, here's where to start.

Madoff Tells Fellow Inmates He Has '$9 Billion Stash'

Bernie Maddoff has reportedly been bragging to his fellow inmates that he has "stashed" $9 billion with three close friends. While the claim could be true, it could also just be one more attempt by the Ponzi schemer to boost his street cred in prison.