Bernard Madoff


  • Madoff Scandal Shaking Real Estate Industry Thursday, 18 Dec 2008 | 10:26 AM ET
    New York City

    Almost no segment of New York City’s real estate industry was spared in the Madoff scandal. Commercial brokers large and small, little-known developers and prominent families like the Wilpons and Rechlers all lost money to Bernard L. Madoff, the New York Times reports.

  • Scoffing at Bernie Madoff Wednesday, 17 Dec 2008 | 11:38 PM ET

    You think he ran the biggest Ponzi scam? Try Social Security.

  • Staking Out Bernie: Exclusive Video Wednesday, 17 Dec 2008 | 3:17 PM ET

    We had been camped out here at the federal courthouse for two days now waiting for Bernie Madoff before we got a shot of him.

  • Madoff On The Links: A Great "Return" On His Golf Scores? Wednesday, 17 Dec 2008 | 9:50 AM ET

    We don't have any really good data showing specifically how Bernard Madoff pulled off his alleged ponzi scheme that shorted investors out of a potential $50 billion. The only thing we have right now to go on is...his golf scores.

  • And the Plaxy Goes to... Tuesday, 16 Dec 2008 | 9:07 PM ET

    Cramer's giving out an award for the market's top decision-maker.

  • Pros Say: H1 Will Be 'Horrific' — But Fed Isn't Done Tuesday, 16 Dec 2008 | 6:17 PM ET

    Some of the bad news Tuesday was "less worse" than many feared: Goldman Sachs reported its first quarterly loss since going public — but the $2.1 billion loss was much narrower than many had feared and Goldman shares rose as much as 11 percent. Stocks soared on the Federal Reserve rate-cut decision and options trading looks bullish on Boeing. CNBC heard from experts who predict a massive OPEC cut and more Fed moves to come.

  • SEC Confirms Internal Investigation of Madoff Case Tuesday, 16 Dec 2008 | 5:57 PM ET
    Bernard Madoff

    Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Christopher Cox has asked the agency's inspector general to investigate the SEC's conduct with regard to the alleged Ponzi-scheme linked to money manager Bernard Madoff, CNBC has learned.

  • Five Lessons for Investors From the Madoff Scandal Tuesday, 16 Dec 2008 | 4:09 PM ET

    Experts offer five basic strategies on how not to be the next victim of trap like Bernie Madoff allegedly set.

  • "There were people in Omaha who thought what I was doing was some sort of Ponzi scheme." That's Warren Buffett talking about his early days as a money manager in the late 1950s, as quoted by Alice Schroeder in her recent Buffett biography The Snowball.  It wasn't as crazy a thought back then as it might seem now.

  • Ponzi Primer: What the Bernie Madoff Case Means to You Monday, 15 Dec 2008 | 10:02 PM ET
    Bernard L. Madoff

    What could be Wall Street's largest scam in history can teach us all to be wary when it comes to who we invest with.

  • How Short-Sellers Almost Destroyed U.S. Banking Monday, 15 Dec 2008 | 7:35 PM ET

    Cramer offers hard proof that bear raiders operated unchecked in their effort to profit from the American financial system's near collapse.

  • Madoff Victims Claim Conflict of Interest at SEC Monday, 15 Dec 2008 | 7:15 PM ET
    Bernard L. Madoff

    Many of those who say they were victimized by long-time investor Bernard Madoff's alleged "Ponzi" scam are up in arms that the Securities and Exchange Commission, Wall Street's top cop, didn't crack down on his activities sooner.

  • Web Extra: Madoff Rant Monday, 15 Dec 2008 | 7:01 PM ET

    Find out why hedge fund manager Karen Finerman thinks the alleged Madoff Ponzi scam could have severe consequences for a long time to come!

  • Bank's Exposed To Madoff Scheme, Revealed Monday, 15 Dec 2008 | 5:42 PM ET

    Banks and investment funds around the world lined up on Monday to disclose they invested billions of dollars in companies controlled by Bernard Madoff...

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    In the all the coverage of alleged con-man Bernie Madoff's $50 billion Ponzi scheme, I keep hearing that this could be the biggest swindle of its kind in history. That's just plain wrong.

  • Zuckerman's Charitable Trust Loses $30 Million Monday, 15 Dec 2008 | 4:13 PM ET

    Real estate investor Mort Zuckerman said 10 percent of his charitable trust was invested with Madoff and estimated the losses at about $30 million.

  • Madoff Victims: Big Banks, Hedge Funds, Celebrities Monday, 15 Dec 2008 | 2:43 PM ET
    Bernard Madoff

    The list of investors who say they were duped in one of Wall Street's biggest Ponzi schemes includes some of the world's biggest banks and hedge funds, the super rich and the famous.

  • Ponzi Schemes: Know How to Protect Yourself Monday, 15 Dec 2008 | 1:20 PM ET

    What separates those who have been had vs. those who are and were immune is knowing when to let your brain do the talking and when to tell greed do the walking.

  • Madoff Was a 'Smooth Operater,' Former SEC Official Monday, 15 Dec 2008 | 11:34 AM ET

    In the wake of the Madoff scandal, former SEC commissioner Laura Unger called for SEC reform.

  • One Retired Couple's Plight: We Lost Everything Monday, 15 Dec 2008 | 10:35 AM ET

    "We have to sit down and figure what kind of life we have left," says Joan Sinkin, who with her husband, lost their life savings.