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  • Madoff boasts he is “quite the celebrity” in prison

    October 21, 2011 | 2:17 pm

    Imprisoned financial scam artist Bernard Madoff boasted in a jailhouse letter that he is “quite the celebrity” and treated “like a Mafia don,” ABC News said on Thursday.

    ABC, which will feature an interview with Madoff’s daughter-in-law on news program “20/20” on Friday, released...

  • The Moral Route to Redemption

    By Jonathan Kirsch

    July 14, 2011 | 1:48 pm

    It’s hard to imagine a more timely book than “Confronting Scandal: How Jews Can Respond When Jews Do Bad Things” by Dr. Erica Brown (Jewish Lights: $24.99). The book comes too late for Bernie Madoff, but Anthony Weiner needs a copy, and so does DSK.  Indeed, all of us who look...

  • Author Diana Henriques talks about her new Madoff book, “The Wizard of Lies”

    By JewishJournal.com

    April 27, 2011 | 10:21 am

    Interviewed on the Today Show earlier this week, New York Times financial reporter Diana Henriques, author of the Madoff tell-all, “The Wizard of Lies,” talks about her new book, the Madoff family and the investor’s fear of failure.

    Henriques discusses Madoff’s early history with...

  • From Prison, Madoff Says Banks ‘Had to Know’ of Fraud

    By JewishJournal.com

    February 16, 2011 | 9:19 am

    From NYTimes.com:

    Bernard L. Madoff said he never thought the collapse of his Ponzi scheme would cause the sort of destruction that has befallen his family.

    In his first interview for publication since his arrest in December 2008, Mr. Madoff — looking noticeably thinner and...

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  • Mets’ owners slapped with Madoff ‘clawback’ lawsuit

    January 31, 2011 | 10:28 am

    The trustee for the Bernard Madoff estate has sued the owners of the New York Mets, claiming they should have known the money made with Madoff was done so nefariously. 

    Irving Picard, the trustee charged with recovering billions of dollars in assets stolen in Madoff’s Ponzi...

  • The Sentencing of Bernie Madoff

    By JewishJournal.com

    June 29, 2009 | 12:20 pm

    From HuffingtonPost.com:

    Victims who lost millions of dollars in the multibillion-dollar fraud perpetrated by Bernard Madoff described their ruined lives Monday to the judge sentencing the 71-year-old former Nasdaq stock market chairman.

    Madoff, wearing a dark suit, white shirt and a tie, sat and listened as emotional witnesses described how he spoiled their security, and they urged U.S. District Judge Denny Chin to send him to prison for life. Read the full story at HuffingtonPost.com.

  • ‘Golden boy’ J. Ezra Merkin accused of misleading Jewish investors, groups

    December 17, 2008 | 4:22 am

    Bernard Madoff is not the only trustee of Yeshiva University who resigned in shame last week.

    While international attention continues to focus on Madoff, who faces charges for his alleged $50 billion Ponzi scheme, some leaders in the Jewish community, particularly within Modern...

  • Stunned local groups start to count losses as list of Madoff’s victims grows

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    December 16, 2008 | 8:32 pm

    It didn't take long for Bernard Madoff's arrest in New York for running an alleged $50 billion Ponzi scheme to send shockwaves through Los Angeles' Jewish community.

    The growing list of victims in Los Angeles from the meltdown at Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC reads...

  • Madoff’s ‘unspeakable evil’ shocks those who thought they knew him well

    By Dean Rotbart

    December 16, 2008 | 8:21 pm


    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...

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