Madoff Losses Down from $65 Billion to $20 Billion

How do you value fraud? When the Madoff ponzi scheme collapsed the claim was that there was $65 billion in losses. That was the total dollar value on the account statements given to investors. Of course, that number was fictional because there were not real assets behind those numbers. The trustee...

Madoff Trustee Sues UBS, Others For $2B

NEW YORK - (AP) The trustee who is trying to recover money for cheated investors in jailed Bernard Madoff's fraud has sued the Swiss bank UBS AG and related entities and individuals after alleging they collaborated in his Ponzi scheme. Trustee Irving Picard announced Wednesday the filing of the...

Madoff Lawsuit: Mets Owners Owe Victims $300 Million

NEW YORK - (AP) The owners of the Mets turned a blind eye to Bernard Madoff's massive fraud, reaping $300 million in false profits and using a large chunk to run the team, according to a lawsuit unsealed Friday. The lawsuit claims the owners were so dependent on the disgraced financier's. . ...

New York Mets Owners Challenge Madoff Trustee Lawsuit

NEW YORK - (AP) New York Mets executives argued Thursday that a lawsuit claiming they should have heeded warning signs of a 25-year fraud carried out by jailed financier Bernard Madoff is "a fiction" and should be thrown out. "There were no warnings," lawyers for Mets owner Fred Wilpon...

Homeowner's Insurance Did Not Protect Insured From Bernie Madoff

Insurance policies, including homeowner's policies, can provide coverage from losses from fraud, embezzlement or forgery. But does it work to provide compensation for losses in a Ponzi scheme? Last year, the Second Circuit affirmed a district court's dismissal of a Madoff customer's complaint...

After Targeting the Terminally Ill and the Elderly, Estate Planning CEO and Employee Head to Prison

He saw “death as a holiday.” He targeted the terminally ill and the elderly. He stole millions of dollars. Federal prosecutors say that Joseph A. Caramadre, the president, chief executive officer, and majority owner of Estate Planning Resources in Cranston, R.I., did all this – and...

Madoff Brother, Convicted and Jailed, Now is Disbarred

Peter Madoff – Bernard Madoff’s brother – has been disbarred. Just about five years to the day after Bernard Madoff’s Ponzi scheme came to light, just about one year to the day after Peter Madoff was sentenced to consecutive five year terms of imprisonment for each of his admitted...

Madoff Victims Get More Time to File Claims with Fed’s Madoff Victim Fund

The deadline for filing claims with the federal Madoff Victim Fund (the “MVF”) has been extended to April 30, 2014. This extension was recommended by Special Master Richard C. Breeden, who is administering the MVF on behalf of the Department of Justice. To date, the MVF has received approximately...

Whistleblower to Receive $63.9 Million in JPMorgan Mortgage Loan Case

As readers of the Financial Fraud Law Report and the Financial Fraud Law Blog certainly recall, JPMorgan Chase settled a couple of big, big Madoff-related cases some weeks ago, reaching a $2.05 billion settlement with federal prosecutors over its failure to properly exercise oversight of Bernard Madoff...

Bernard Madoff Guilty Plea: 5 Years Ago Today

Five years ago today, on March 12, 2009, Bernard Madoff pleaded guilty to orchestrating the largest Ponzi scheme in history. That day, Madoff told the court, “I knew what I was doing was wrong, indeed criminal.” He said that when he began the Ponzi scheme, “I believed it would end...

Madoff Employees’ Fate Now with the Jury

A jury of nine women and three men have begun to deliberate the fate of five former employees of Bernard Madoff’s company after receiving their instructions from U.S. District Court Judge Laura Taylor Swain in Manhattan. The trial involving a 31 count indictment against Jerome O’Hara,...