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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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  • Letters: How to really punish bank executives

    Letters: How to really punish bank executives
    Re "U.S. gives bank's execs a free pass," Column, Jan. 8 Michael Hiltzik is right on the money. JPMorgan Chase was clearly in violation of laws regarding suspicious activity reporting, and the fact that it got its own money out of Bernard Madoff's Ponzi...
  • 'Blue Jasmine' depends on the kindness of Tennessee Williams ★★ 1/2

    'Blue Jasmine' depends on  the kindness of Tennessee Williams ★★ 1/2
    The acting is everything in "Blue Jasmine," though Cate Blanchett and company wouldn't have anything to act without writer-director Woody Allen's flagrant revision of "A Streetcar Named Desire." "Best-since" phrases have been flying since Allen's...
  • Jesse Jackson Jr. starts prison term for looting his campaign fund

    Former U.S. .Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., the scion of the prominent civil rights family and one-time rising political star in Chicago, reported to federal prison Tuesday to begin serving a 30-month sentence for looting his campaign fund. “He is in our...
  • Suzanne Somers should disavow her lame argument against Obamacare

    Suzanne Somers should disavow her lame argument against Obamacare
    Maybe too much sex has addled Suzanne Somers’ brain. In a much-mocked essay published by the Wall Street Journal on Monday, the 67-year-old self-help author and  star of the 1970s TV show “Three’s Company” held forth on what...
  • The myth of the Obama 'attack' on JPMorgan's Jamie Dimon

    The myth of the Obama 'attack' on JPMorgan's Jamie Dimon
    JPMorgan Chase, one of our nation's ethically-challenged financial institutions, is facing another big fine. That means that once again you'll be hearing the right wing's go-to defense of the bank: President Obama's out to get JPMorgan Chairman Jamie...
  • Suzanne Somers, expert on nothing

    Noted healthcare economist Suzanne Somers received a full screen's worth of valuable Wall Street Journal online space the other day to deliver her judgment on the Affordable Care Act. Before we get to the substance of her argument, let's acknowledge...
  • Cate Blanchett channels Blanche in 'Blue Jasmine'

    One of the joys for a theater critic of watching Woody Allen's "Blue Jasmine" is the chance to see Cate Blanchett take another crack at Blanche DuBois, a role that won her much acclaim in the touring Sydney Theatre Company production of "A Streetcar Named...
  • The Bernard Madoff book collection: Rick Moody, Fyodor Dostoevsky

    How does an author of seriously literary fiction discover one of his books was owned by Bernie Madoff, the investor who defrauded his clients of billions of dollars? He sees it listed in an auction on EBay. That's how Rick Moody came to know that Madoff's...
  • Previewing 2013's books [Google+ Hangout]

    Join book critic David L. Ulin and me for a video chat about the books we're looking forward to in 2013. We'll be talking live Tuesday at 10 a.m. In part, the conversation will preview my article in Sunday's Los Angeles Times, which looks at the hot...
  • Elie Wiesel, history's witness

    Elie Wiesel, history's witness
    It was a fine April day last week that found Elie Wiesel at Chapman University; it was a fine April day too, 58 years earlier, when the gaunt, teenage Wiesel found himself alive and suddenly free to walk out of the Buchenwald concentration camp. In the...
  • Extortion at funerals? That's low, even for low-life scammers

     
    With this being National Consumer Protection Week, I'm receiving all sorts of tips about the latest scams and how to avoid them. This list from the Bucks County Crimes Against Older Adults Task Force includes one that's new to me......