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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...

Second Circuit Upholds Dismissal of Claims Against Auditor in Madoff Ponzi Scheme

The Second Circuit has upheld the district court's decision in Stephenson v. PricewaterhouseCoopers LLC, 768 F. Supp. 2d 562 (S.D.N.Y. 2011), dismissing an investor's claims for professional malpractice and fraud against the auditor of a Madoff feeder fund, Greenwich Sentry. Stephenson v...

Fourteen Charged For Ignoring Red Flags Suggesting Fund Was A Fraud

The Commission brought an action naming fourteen individuals as defendants who sold interests in a massive Ponzi scheme. The complaint centers on claims that they ignored red flags indicating that the fund was a fraud. SEC v. Arias, CV 12-2937 (E.D.N.Y. Filed June 12, 2012). The action focuses on...

Ponzi Schemer Receives 27-Year Sentence for $12.3 Million Scheme

A Georgia federal judge handed down a 27-year sentence - the longest of its its kind in Atlanta for a fraudulent investment scheme - to a New York man convicted of operating a Ponzi scheme that duped investors out of more than $12 million. Andrew Mackey, 62, received the sentence from United States District...

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Cay Clubs Executives Arrested In Central America To Face U.S. Obstruction And Fraud Charges

Just weeks after a Florida federal judge dismissed the Securities and Exchange Commission's civil enforcement action accusing five executives of a failed real estate company of operating a $300 million Ponzi scheme, the Department of. Justice announced that two of the executives had been arrested...