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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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    How risky investment bets helped cripple a major university
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    Nancy Silverton, taste maker
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    Mayo: Rosenfeldt finally charged in Rothstein case
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    Colonial Realty's Founders Bilked Nearly 7,000 Investors
    Bernard Madoff's investor fraud took the Ponzi scheme to a new level, but it wasn't so long ago that Connecticut had its own infamous fraud case tied to some of Hartford's most well-known real estate: Colonial Realty Co. And in the two decades since...
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    "Glee" brought back a bunch of awesome old faces for the first part of its two-part special. The episode starts by pitting two of its most successful grads, Rachel and Mercedes, against each other. One is a future Broadway starlet; the other, a...
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    OK, so what's the story on the sudden surge of banks in our town? Big, hairy ones. The ones we bailed out after they caused the crash and who thanked us by collectively growing 30% bigger and gobbling up the weak. Four new banks have come to town...
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    It's not where you start, it's where you finish, a beloved song tells us. And that certainly applies to Cate Blanchett in "Blue Jasmine." She is the heavy favorite to win the best-actress Oscar next month. But the early going on the Woody Allen...