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Bernard Madoff

Bernard Madoff
Bernard Madoff's family turned him in to authorities in December, blowing the whistle on what authorities said he described as a "giant Ponzi scheme."

Authorities say Madoff confessed to family members that he had for years been paying returns to certain investors out of the principal received from others until he had only $200 million to $300 million remaining.

The charge against Madoff carries a potential penalty of up to 20 years in prison. Other charges could be added as the case is presented to a grand jury.

He is free on bail but must stay at his Upper East Side apartment.
Bernard Madoff's family turned him in to authorities in December, blowing the whistle on what authorities said he described as a "giant Ponzi scheme."

Authorities say Madoff confessed to family members that he had for years been paying returns to certain investors out of the principal received from others until he had only $200 million to $300 million remaining.

The charge against Madoff carries a potential penalty of up to 20 years in prison. Other charges could be added as the case is presented to a grand jury.

He is free on bail but must stay at his Upper East Side apartment.
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    Until her death in 2004, author and activist Susan Sontag owned and occupied a penthouse atop one of the four red brick towers that anchor the corners of the titanic London Terrace in New York's once gritty, now gallery-filled Chelsea nabe. The 2,700-square-foot penthouse was sold in 2006 for $3.95 million to renown decorator William Diamond, who gutted the place, ran in to some financial issues as a result of investments with Bernie Madoff, and sold the multi-terraced penthouse in 2009 for $4.4 million to a couple who completed the renovation and sold it in early 2013 for $9.65 million to writer-producer David Chase ("The Sopranos").
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    Theater troupe takes on Jewish female stereotypes
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    How risky investment bets helped cripple a major university

    How risky investment bets helped cripple a major university
    Yeshiva University in New York fessed up years ago to having lost more than $100 million in Bernard Madoff's Ponzi scheme.  But it was hard to blame the leadership of the prestigious Jewish institution for that misstep, given how many other prominent...