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Bernie Madoff - The Man Who Had No Shame

Charles Ponzi 1882-1949

Charles Ponzi, who originated the Ponzi scheme stepped off a boat, as an Italian immigrant with $2.50 in his pocket in 1903. He moved to Canada in 1907 and was arrested, for writing himself a $423.58 check, from a checkbook he had found. 1,302 more words


New Jewish Theatre's "Madoff" Imagines a Complex Morality Tale

Imagining Madoff
by Deb Margolin
Directed by Lee Anne Matthews
New Jewish Theatre
January 22, 2015

When a person commits a high-profile crime, one of the most common questions asked is, why?   565 more words

St Louis Theatre

The Great Federal Ponzi Scheme

Several years ago, a well known Wall Street tycoon by the name of Bernie Madoff was sentenced to 150 years in prison for securities fraud in a ponzi scheme that is estimated to have reached 65 billion dollars. 920 more words

Madoff victims' payout nearing $7.2 billion - trustee

(REUTERS) – Victims of Bernard Madoff’s massive Ponzi scheme will get a fresh $322 million payout if a U.S. judge approves the request by the trustee liquidating the convicted fraudster’s firm, bringing the recovery total to more than $7 billion. 198 more words


Something's Wild About Harry

No One Would Listen: A True Financial Thriller
Harry Markopolos

Harry Markopolos is a stand-up guy. And stand-up guys  finish seventh.

Surely you remember Harry? He’s the guy who got slightly more than his 15 minutes of fame when the… 1,230 more words


Ex-Madoff computer programmer gets 2-1/2 years prison for fraud

(REUTERS) – A former computer programmer for Bernard Madoff was sentenced to 2-1/2 years in prison on Wednesday for helping the imprisoned fraudster carry out his multibillion dollar Ponzi scheme. 377 more words


Madoff aide Bongiorno gets 6 years in prison for aiding fraud

Another day, another sentencing of a former aide to disgraced hedge fund manager Bernie Madoff.

Annette Bongiorno, who served as a portfolio manager at the firm where Madoff perpetrated his multi-billion dollar Ponzi scheme, was sentenced to six years in prison on Tuesday for her role in helping her former boss defraud investors, … 323 more words