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  • ST. LOUIS, June 24- A high-ranking JPMorgan Chase& Co executive responsible for revamping the bank's anti-money laundering practices after U.S. regulators found lax controls has left in recent days, according to internal memos read to Reuters and confirmed by the bank. Patrick Moore, a long-time JPMorgan executive who took over as global head of financial...

  • WASHINGTON— The Supreme Court won't hear an appeal from the trustee trying to recover nearly $4 billion for victims of Bernard Madoff's massive Ponzi scheme. The justices on Monday let stand a lower court decision that blocked trustee Irving Picard from recovering and distributing nearly $2 billion and raised questions about an additional $2 billion in...

  • WASHINGTON, June 22- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday left intact a court ruling that could prevent victims of Bernard Madoff's Ponzi scheme from recouping more than $4 billion from customers who withdrew money before the enterprise collapsed. The high court left in place a December 2014 ruling by the New York- based 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which said...

  • NEW YORK, June 19- The trustee seeking money for Bernard Madoff's victims on Friday said they will receive $140 million from a feeder fund that ignored "glaring" red flags that the swindler was running a Ponzi scheme. Plaza Investments International Ltd will make the payment to end a lawsuit brought by Irving Picard, the trustee liquidating the former Bernard L....

  • NEW YORK— The federal government is selling the personal assets of Bernard Madoff's brother, Peter, in an online auction. Peter Madoff is serving a 10- year sentence at a South Carolina prison on fraud charges for his role in his brother's billion-dollar Ponzi scheme. The government previously sold Peter Madoff's Long Island mansion for $3.5 million.

  • NEW YORK, June 2- A federal judge on Tuesday ruled largely in favor of the trustee seeking potentially hundreds of millions of dollars for Bernard Madoff's victims in 233 lawsuits that sought to recoup alleged fictitious profits generated by the Ponzi schemer's firm. Bankruptcy Judge Stuart Bernstein in Manhattan said trustee Irving Picard could try to claw...

  • Madoff trustee largely prevails in 233 lawsuits Tuesday, 2 Jun 2015 | 6:23 PM ET

    NEW YORK, June 2- A federal judge on Tuesday ruled largely in favor of the trustee seeking millions of dollars for Bernard Madoff's victims in 233 lawsuits that sought to recoup alleged fictitious profits generated by the Ponzi schemer's firm. Bankruptcy Judge Stuart Bernstein in Manhattan said the trustee Irving Picard could try to claw back money that...

  • Madoff trustee to recoup $35.4 mln from Merkin funds Monday, 1 Jun 2015 | 11:28 AM ET

    NEW YORK, June 1- The trustee seeking money for Bernard Madoff's victims will receive $35.4 million in a settlement with two funds once run by Wall Street hedge fund manager J. Ezra Merkin. According to settlement papers filed late Friday with the U.S. bankruptcy court in Manhattan, the payment will be made by the Ariel Fund Ltd and Gabriel Capital LP feeder funds,...

  • Thousands more Madoff victims may get payouts Friday, 29 May 2015 | 6:36 PM ET

    NEW YORK, May 29- Roughly 11,000 additional victims of Bernard Madoff's Ponzi scheme may recover some of their losses, and the number could double as an official overseeing a $4.05 billion compensation fund set up by the U.S. government reviews more claims. In an update this week, the Madoff Victim Fund's special master, Richard Breeden, said he would recommend...

  • NEW YORK, May 28- A former outside auditor and a former human resources employee of Bernard Madoff's firm avoided prison on Thursday, after cooperating with authorities investigating the now-imprisoned swindler's multibillion-dollar Ponzi scheme. District Judge Laura Taylor Swain in New York to a year of home confinement, and to pay his share of a symbolic...

  • Ex-Madoff auditor sentenced to home confinement Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 1:50 PM ET

    NEW YORK, May 28- The former outside auditor for Bernard Madoff's firm was sentenced on Thursday to a year of home confinement, avoiding prison after cooperating with U.S. authorities investigating Madoff's multibillion-dollar Ponzi scheme. District Judge Laura Taylor Swain in New York also ordered David Friehling to pay his share of a $130 billion joint...

  • District Judge Laura Taylor Swain in New York. A week ago, two other former Madoff employees who helped U.S. prosecutors, Enrica Cotellessa-Pitz and Eric Lipkin, also avoided prison time before the same judge. Kugel, the first government witness to testify in 2013 at the trial of five former Madoff employees, described how he provided historical market data...

  • Ex-Madoff employee turned cooperator gets home detention Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 2:30 PM ET

    NEW YORK, May 20- A former employee of Bernard Madoff was sentenced to nine months of home detention but no prison time on Wednesday for falsifying documents and other crimes, in light of his extensive cooperation with U.S. authorities investigating Madoff's multibillion-dollar Ponzi scheme. Eric Lipkin was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Laura Taylor Swain...

  • NEW YORK, May 19- The former controller for convicted fraudster Bernard Madoff's investment firm was sentenced to no prison time on Tuesday, as a U.S. judge praised her "extraordinary" assistance to authorities investigating Madoff's massive Ponzi scheme. District Judge Laura Taylor Swain imposed the sentence on Tuesday in federal court in New York, citing her "...

  • A handful of banks will likely resolve forex-rigging investigations by the U.S. Justice Department as soon as this week: JPMorgan Chase& Co Citigroup, British banks Royal Bank of Scotland and Barclays and Swiss bank UBS. Spokespeople for Citi, JPMorgan, RBS, UBS, and Barclays all declined to comment. If parent companies of U.S.-based JPMorgan and Citigroup plead...

  • NEW YORK, April 15- The trustee recouping money for victims of Bernard Madoff's Ponzi scheme on Wednesday sought court approval to release $1.25 billion from legal reserves, potentially boosting the total payout to $8.22 billion. Irving Picard, the trustee, said the request was made possible after a federal appeals court in New York ruled on Feb. 20 that victims...

  • WASHINGTON, April 1- A Florida jury handed the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission a major victory on Wednesday, after it found an investment manager tied to the Rothstein Ponzi scheme liable for fraud. The verdict comes nearly three years after the SEC charged George Levin with defrauding investors through a feeder fund that funneled money to attorney and...

  • Stanford's victims accused the SEC of negligence for having waited until 2009 to uncover the Ponzi scheme, despite having had evidence of it as early as 1997.. But the court said the SEC had discretion to decide how to enforce securities laws, and could not be liable for certain misrepresentations. Victims claimed that the SEC thought Stanford's business was a...

  • NEW YORK, March 23- The trustee recovering money for Bernard Madoff's victims on Monday announced a settlement to recoup $93 million from a "feeder fund" that sent client money to the swindler's firm, boosting the total sum raised to roughly $10.65 billion. Irving Picard, the trustee, said the settlement calls for the Defender Ltd feeder fund to receive a $522.8...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 20- Victims of Bernard Madoff's massive fraud are not entitled to inflation or interest adjustments on their claims, a federal appeals court ruled on Friday, in a decision that could speed the return of more than $1 billion to the swindler's former customers. Irving Picard, the trustee liquidating Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC, said he...