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Bernie Madoff

Jul 28, 2014

U.S. pushes harsher sentencing for ‘Madoff five’

Five ex-aides to Bernard Madoff who prosecutors say have shown a “galling” lack of remorse since being convicted of fraud in March are set to be sentenced this week for propelling the biggest Ponzi scheme in U.S. history.

Mar 7, 2014

Madoff trustee gets tough questions on appeal

Irving Picard, the trustee unwinding Madoff’s investment firm in bankruptcy, is seeking court permission to sue “net winners” — customers who withdrew more than they invested with Madoff — as far back as six years before the Ponzi scheme collapsed.

Mar 5, 2014

Madoff workers told ‘staggering’ number of lies, prosecutor says

Five former employees of Bernard L. Madoff told a “staggering” number of lies to prop up their boss’s $17.5 billion Ponzi scheme, a prosecutor said during closing arguments of their criminal trial.

Mar 4, 2014

Supreme Court opinion doesn’t help Madoff trustee

Madoff trustee Irving Picard is appealing a federal district court decision barring him from suing to recover transfers made more than two years before bankruptcy.

Nov 23, 2009

I hope the Chinese are saving – we’re going to need it

My company changed retirement plans recently, and I have to give credit where it’s due: It is now much, much easier to track the losses in my 401(k) than it used to be. Not only can I watch my future slipping away online, I can call a qualified retirement professional toll free, anytime I want, […]

Sep 18, 2009

GE’s fraud case could use a judge gone wild

Finally a judge has dared say no to the once-venerable Securities and Exchange Commission and one of its cozy corporate settlements. If that wasn’t novel enough, this fellow first had the nerve to ask the SEC a bunch of questions about the way it does its business. Turns out, he got a lot of embarrassing […]

Jan 20, 2009

(Insert working title here)

This column has no working title, in part because the task of beginning a new year is daunting. This is especially true in the current economic environment, but I think the phrase “put your money where your mouth is” might somehow have been prescient advice from a soothsayer. I never realized that the full quote […]

Jan 12, 2009

Thanks, Bernie, now we see the light about SEC

Thank you, Bernie Madoff. I want to be the first to give you credit for the great service you’ve done for the investing public. Your alleged misdeeds are so over the top, even for these times, that I think Congress might actually do something about the hopeless operation we know as the Securities and Exchange […]

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