Jan. 4 (Bloomberg) -- The Treasury Department’s inspector general has threatened to punish JPMorgan Chase & Co. for failing to turn over documents to regulators investigating the bank’s ties to Bernard Madoff’s Ponzi scheme.
NEW YORK — Peter Madoff will serve 10 years in prison for his role in his older brother’s multibillion-dollar Ponzi scheme, a U.S. judge said on Thursday.
Peter Madoff, 67, pleaded guilty in June to criminal charges including conspiracy to commit securities fraud for falsifying the books and records of the investment advisory company founded by his brother, Bernard Madoff.
I am deeply ashamed of my conduct. I accept full responsibility for my actions
NEW YORK — Madoff did not do it alone.
That is the message prosecutors will pound home as five of Bernard Madoff’s long-time employees go on trial this week accused of enabling his US$65 billion Ponzi scheme.
Madoff pleaded guilty in 2009 to defrauding investors at Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC, which imploded in late 2008. He is serving a 150-year prison sentence.
Madoff said he acted alone, but prosecutors have since charged 15 of his associates.
Bernard Madoff’s former computer programmers asked for payment in diamonds to continue aiding the con man’s US$17 billion Ponzi scheme in 2006 after they became uncomfortable with their role, a jury was told.
The “crazy” request from Jerome O’Hara and George Perez was turned down and the men were paid with salary increases and bonuses, Frank DiPascali, Madoff’s former finance chief, testified today in Manhattan federal court in the trial of the men and three other ex-colleagues.
Where the hell am I gonna get a bag of diamonds?
The court-appointed trustee in Bernard Madoff Ponzi case has accused the owners of the New York Mets baseball team of reaping $300 million in profit from the scheme, according to documents unsealed Friday.
An entity tied to the New York Mets baseball team and its owner Sterling Equities Inc. might be sued for withdrawing US$47.8-million more from Bernard Madoff’s firm than it deposited with the con man, a lawyer said.
A U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission lawyer warned about irregularities at Bernard Madoff’s financial management firm as far back as 2004, The Washington Post reported Thursday, citing agency documents and sources familiar with the investigation.