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Madoff Bankruptcy Trustee Secures Largest Feeder-Fund Bank Settlement

NEW YORK - (Mealey's) The trustee of the bankruptcy estate of convicted multibillion-dollar Ponzi scheme mastermind Bernard L. Madoff secured a nearly $500 million settlement with a feeder fund of Madoff's investment firm, according to documents made available Dec. 7 in a New York federal bankruptcy...

$550M Settlement For Family Secured By Madoff Trustee

NEW YORK -- (Mealey's) The bankruptcy trustee for the investment company once run by convicted Ponzi scheme operator Bernard L. Madoff has secured $550 million in a settlement with the family of one of Madoff's earliest investors, according to a motion for entry of order filed Dec. 8 in a New...

$212 Million Settlement Reached With Madoff Feeder Funds

NEW YORK - (Mealey's) The liquidation trustee of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC (BLMIS) has reached a $212 million settlement with two BLMIS feeder funds, according to documents filed May 18 in a New York federal bankruptcy court ( Securities Investor Protection Corp. v. Bernard L. Madoff...

Gibraltar Pays $65 Million To Settle Rothstein Ponzi Claims

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - (Mealey's) The trustee for a bankrupt feeder fund and the trustee of convicted Ponzi schemer Scott W. Rothstein's law firm have agreed to an amended $65 million settlement with Gibraltar Private Bank and Trust Co., a bank Rothstein is alleged to have used in his scam,...

Russell Wasendorf Gets 50-Year Sentence For Fraud Related To Peregrine Bankruptcy

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa- (Mealey's) A federal judge in Iowa on Jan. 31 sentenced Russell R. Wasendorf, the former CEO of bankrupt Peregrine Financial Group Inc., to 50 years in federal prison for stealing more than $215.53 million in customer funds while he operated his commodities futures business ( USA...

Madoff's Brother Agrees To $90 Million Settlement In Trustee Lawsuit

NEW YORK - (Mealey's) The brother of convicted Ponzi scheme mastermind Bernard L. Madoff has agreed to pay more than $90 million to settle claims that he participated in his brother's massive Ponzi scheme but could escape any payment under a consent order filed Feb. 6 in a New York federal bankruptcy...

Supreme Court Says Fair Debt Collection Practices Act Does Not Prohibit Award Of Costs Under FRCP 54(d)(1)

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) Section 1692k(a)(3) of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) "is not contrary to, and, thus, does not displace a district court's discretion to award costs under" Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 54(d)(1), a divided U.S. Supreme Court ruled Feb...

MF Global SIPA Trustee, JPMorgan Reach Settlement That Will Return $300 Million To Commodities Customers

NEW YORK - (Mealey's) The Securities Investor Protection Act (SIPA) trustee in the MF Global Inc. (MFGI) bankruptcy on March 19 announced that he had reached a settlement agreement with JP Morgan Chase Bank N.A. that will return $300 million to commodities customers who had money invested with MFGI...

Federal Regulators: Corzine Misused Funds, ‘Responsible’ For MF Global’s Collapse

NEW YORK — (Mealey’s) The U.S. Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) on June 27 filed a civil complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, alleging that Jon S. Corzine, as CEO of bankrupt MF Global Holdings Ltd. (MFGH), is legally responsible for MFGH’s...