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A quarter century of financial fraud

Bernie Madoff and Ken Lay may be top of mind when it comes to financial scoundrels, but they certainly had plenty of company in the last 25 years.

From the savings and loan debacle to the financial crisis and its years of fallout, opportunities for roguery have abounded since the late 1980s, and a bumper crop of scoundrels has taken the advantage. Here's a sampling of the baddest actors of the last quarter century, and a few institutions that tripped up as well.

—By Kelley Holland, Special to CNBC.com
Posted 29 April 2014

CORRECTION: The slide on page 6 has been revised to correct the year Lay and Skilling were convicted to 2006.

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