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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...
  • JPMorgan profit slips 7% in fourth quarter

    NEW YORK -- JPMorgan Chase & Co.'s profit slipped 7% in the fourth quarter as the bank's legal costs mounted and investment banking slumped. The nation's largest bank said Tuesday it earned $5.3 billion, or $1.30 a share, down from $5.7 billion, or $1....
  • Wells Fargo eclipses JPMorgan as most profitable U.S. bank

    NEW YORK — Massive legal payouts didn't just cost JPMorgan Chase & Co. billions last year. They also cost the Wall Street giant its title as America's most profitable bank. After weathering a barrage of legal and regulatory assaults in 2013, the...
  • L.A. councilman targets JPMorgan Chase, calls for accountability

    L.A. councilman targets JPMorgan Chase, calls for accountability
    A Los Angeles city councilman called Wednesday for his colleagues to explore ways of punishing banking giant JPMorgan Chase & Co. for engaging in financial misconduct, possibly by terminating the company's contracts with the city. Councilman Gil...
  • Here's why Madoff employees went along with his scam

    Here's why Madoff employees went along with his scam
    It’s one of the more baffling elements of the Bernard L. Madoff saga. Why did so many employees of the disgraced money manager go along with the record-setting Ponzi scheme rather than blow the whistle on such a brazen financial felon? Eight...
  • There's no profit in L.A. bashing JPMorgan Chase

    There's no profit in L.A. bashing JPMorgan Chase
    Los Angeles City Councilman Gil Cedillo wants to punish JPMorgan Chase for its various financial misdeeds, possibly by cutting off business with the banking giant. But as city leaders learned a few years ago when Occupy L.A. pushed for a similar...
  • Colonial Realty's Founders Bilked Nearly 7,000 Investors

    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...
  • Matt Taibbi rips into America's growing income gap in 'The Divide'

    Matt Taibbi begins his sixth book, "The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap," with a simple formulation: "Poverty goes up; Crime goes down; Prison population doubles." It's a snapshot, a way to represent what Taibbi sees as the...
  • 'Glee' recap: 100th Episode, Part 1

    'Glee' recap: 100th Episode, Part 1
    "Glee" brought back a bunch of awesome old facesĀ 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...
  • Out of the Blue: Chase away Chase, too many banks

    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...
  • Cate Blanchett: From awful to Oscar?

    Cate Blanchett: From awful to Oscar?
    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...