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December 24, 2008 | 2:18 am
December 18, 2008 | 3:54 amI wish Jews believed in hell, because then I could take comfort that Bernard Madoff will go there.
Madoff ran the New York-based firm, Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities, which was reported last week to have been a $50 billion fraud, a Ponzi scheme that paid investors with other...
December 16, 2008 | 8:32 pm
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AP Video: How a Ponzi scheme works
In April 2004, Bernard L. Madoff and his wife, Ruth, devised a plan to save Jewish lives.
In the effort to bolster Gift of Life, a Florida-based nonprofit that maintains a unique Jewish bone marrow registry, the Madoffs funded and helped roll out an...
Spielberg's Wunderkinder Foundation joins list of Madoff victims; Full text of statements from Federation and Jewish Community Foundation
December 15, 2008 | 6:16 pmSteven Spielberg suffered some losses in the Bernard Madoff fraud scandal, though apparently nowhere near a rumored $300 million.
However, the famed filmmaker's private Wunderkinder Foundation had some investments with Madoff, though Spielberg spokesman Marvin Levy said he was unable...
December 15, 2008 | 4:20 pm
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Bernard Madoff at a 2007 roundtable discussion with Justin Fox, Ailsa Roell, Robert A. Schwartz, Muriel Seibert, and Josh Stampfli.
"It's all just one big lie."
With those words Bernard Madoff confessed to senior executives of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities that the $17...
November 20, 2008 | 2:49 amNEW YORK (JTA)--A supermarket in New Jersey with a large kosher section has shelves nearly empty of kosher beef. In New York, a kosher steakhouse says its customers are canceling reservations because choice cuts aren't always available. And the nation's largest kosher meat producer,...
October 15, 2008 | 10:46 pmUPDATE: Judge dismisses charges in ‘kidnap’ case. The problems for the Danialis and Lalezarians crested on the morning before Rosh Hashanah.
By the start of the Jewish New Year, they were behind bars, accused of assaulting, kidnapping and holding for ransom a fellow Jew, whom...
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Tel Aviv police have arrested the director of the Israel Kabbalah Centre, following complaints that he had fraudulently exploited a dying cancer patient and her husband.
According to Israel media reports, the director, Shaul Youdkevitch, extracted more than $60,000 from Leah Zonis...
September 23, 2004 | 8:00 pm
Sixteen years ago, Mark Borovitz was in prison for the second time. A Cleveland native, he began selling stolen goods for the Cleveland mob out of his high school locker, then graduated to con games and hustles. In prison, he came under the influence of Rabbi Mel Silverman and began...
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December 11, 1997 | 7:00 pm
You've read the newspaper ads or heard the pitches on the radio:Donate your old car to our worthy charity, which aidsorphans/immigrants/homeless/the halt and the lame, and enjoy agenerous tax write-off.
The American Red Cross is doing it, as is the National KidneyFoundation, Jewish...
July 3, 1997 | 8:00 pmTo the general Israeli public, the "Lerner Affair" reveals the frightening tentacles of the Russian mafia in Israel, and the danger it poses to this country's economic and political system. To many in the Russian immigrant community, however, the Lerner Affair is a case of harassment...