Irving Picard lawsuit

Madoff Trustee Files Suit Against Seven Banks for $1 Billion

Irving Picard, the trustee trying to recover money on behalf of the victims of Bernie Madoff, said he filed lawsuits against seven global banks seeking total compensation of more than $1 billion. Picard filed complaints against Citibank (C), Natixis SA, Fortis, ABN AMRO Bank, Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, Nomura and Merrill Lynch, which is now part of Bank of America Corp. (BAC), Reuters reported.

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.