Bernard Madoff


  • UPDATE 1-Madoff trustee loses appeal on clawbacks Monday, 8 Dec 2014 | 11:17 AM ET

    The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York on Monday said federal bankruptcy law did not let the trustee Irving Picard recoup a variety of securities-related payments that Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC made to customers before it collapsed on Dec. 11, 2008. "Permitting the clawback of millions, if not billions, of dollars from BLMIS clients-...

  • Madoff trustee loses appeal on clawbacks Monday, 8 Dec 2014 | 10:43 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Dec 8- Victims of Bernard Madoff's fraud may recover less money than they had hoped after a federal appeals court limited the ability of the trustee liquidating the swindler's firm to recoup "fictitious profits" and other transfers from customers. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York on Monday said federal bankruptcy law did now allow the...

  • Five ex-Madoff aides face up to 20 years in prison Sunday, 7 Dec 2014 | 1:00 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Dec 7- Five former employees of Bernard Madoff, convicted in March of helping the fund manager bilk investors of billions of dollars in his massive Ponzi scheme, will be sentenced this week, with prosecutors seeking prison terms of up to 20 years. First up on Monday is former back office director Daniel Bonventre, followed in the coming days by portfolio...

  • This time is different? Hedge funds in '08 vs. now Monday, 1 Dec 2014 | 1:24 PM ET
    Don Steinbrugge

    One pro says the hedge fund industry has put in safeguards to make sure the next crisis is nowhere near as bad as the last.

  • Madoff victims' recovery rises to nearly $10.5 bln Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 3:36 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Nov 18- The trustee recovering money for Bernard Madoff's victims on Tuesday announced two agreements to recoup more than $145 million, boosting the total amount raised to nearly $10.5 billion. Irving Picard, the trustee, said he reached a $95 million settlement subject to court approval with Senator Fund SPC, a Cayman Islands "feeder fund" that had...

  • The SEC announced the increase in its Nov. 17 annual report, which tracks the success of the whistleblower program and how much it pays out each year in awards. It authorized awards for nine whistleblowers, including a record payout of more than $30 million to a whistleblower overseas who had helped alert the SEC to what it described as an ongoing fraud.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 17- Former customers of Bernard Madoff may soon recover an additional $496.8 million as a result of a settlement with two "feeder funds" that was announced on Monday by the trustee liquidating the swindler's firm. The settlement, with the Herald Fund SPC and Primeo Fund, both based in the Cayman Islands, is one of the largest obtained by the trustee,...

  • Madoff recoveries top $10 billion with new deal Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 2:03 PM ET
    Bernard Madoff in 2009

    The court-appointed trustee rounding up funds for victims of the Madoff Ponzi scheme says the total recovered now tops $10 billion.

  • Mendez will face intense scrutiny in the U.S. Senate, where many lawmakers are pressing the SIPC to be more sympathetic to investors. SIPC has come under fire by lawmakers from both parties, after the organization declined to launch a court proceeding to help the victims of Allen Stanford's $7 billion Ponzi scheme try to recover some of their losses.

  • The Securities Investor Protection Corp said it is aware of two websites that it believes are falsely claiming to help protect U.S. and non-U.S. brokerage customers, whether by posing as SIPC or claiming its powers. SIPC said such "phishing" scams involve con artists who trick people into paying up-front fees, providing access to. "It seems to come and go in waves,"...

  • The agency's approval, published in the Federal Register on Wednesday, ends years of controversy about the proposal, which was sparked by multibillion-dollar Ponzi schemes orchestrated by Bernard Madoff and R. Allen Stanford. Wall Street's industry-funded watchdog, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, had been pushing to put the so-called "...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 9- A U.S. appeals court ruling on Thursday revived a lawsuit against JPMorgan Chase& Co filed by a former vice president claiming the bank ignored red flags about a client's potential fraud, even after the massive Ponzi scheme operated by Bernard Madoff, another JPMorgan client, was exposed. JPMorgan has rejected Sharkey's allegations and a bank...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 8- George Perez, a former computer programmer for Bernard Madoff who was convicted in March of aiding his boss' massive Ponzi scheme, got support from a noteworthy source this week: Madoff himself. In an email filed in Manhattan federal court by Perez's defense lawyers, Madoff described a meeting in which he said he told Perez and another programmer,...

  • Madoff son was under scrutiny until the day he died Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 7:32 AM ET
    Andrew Madoff in 2011

    Bernard Madoff's son was under investigation for involvement in his father's Ponzi scheme until the day he died from cancer earlier this month.

  • Madoff son’s death adds complication for victims Wednesday, 3 Sep 2014 | 5:05 PM ET
    Andrew Madoff as he appeared on NBC News' "Today" show, October 2011.

    For victims of Bernie Madoff's epic Ponzi scheme, Andrew Madoff's death could add new wrinkles to efforts to recover billions in losses.

  • What Andrew Madoff's death means for victims   Wednesday, 3 Sep 2014 | 5:00 PM ET
    What Andrew Madoff's death means for victims

    CNBC special correspondent Scott Cohn reports on the death of Bernie Madoff's only surviving son, Andrew, and what it means for the ongoing legal battle over his father's Ponzi scheme.

  • Bernard Madoff's son Andrew dies of cancer, age 48 Wednesday, 3 Sep 2014 | 12:49 PM ET
    Andrew Madoff

    Bernard Madoff's younger son Andrew died on Wednesday morning at age 48 of mantle cell lymphoma.

  • Bernie Madoff's son dead at 48   Wednesday, 3 Sep 2014 | 10:51 AM ET
    Andrew Madoff as he appeared on NBC News' "Today" show, October 2011.

    Bernard Madoff's son Andrew has died at age 48 of lymphoma. CNBC's David Faber reports.

  • Madoff trustee can't void client settlements: Court Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 2:18 PM ET
    Irving Picard, Securities Investor Protection Act Trustee, speaks regarding the Bernard Madoff Ponzi scheme, December 17, 2010 in New York City.

    In a setback for the trustee seeking money for the former customers of Bernard Madoff, an appeals court refused to void two settlements.

  • Court deals blow to Stanford Ponzi scheme victims Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 12:09 PM ET
    Indicted financier R. Allen Stanford exits the Bob Casey Federal Courthouse in Houston, Texas.

    A U.S. court ruled that victims of Allen Stanford's Ponzi scheme are not eligible under federal law to file claims seeking compensation.