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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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    Tell me again why Jamie Dimon is still chairman of JPMorgan
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    The "people who matter" support Jamie Dimon at JPMorgan
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  • JPMorgan agrees to pay $1.7 billion for role in Madoff scheme

    JPMorgan agrees to pay $1.7 billion for role in Madoff scheme
    JPMorgan Chase & Co. has agreed to pay $1.7 billion to resolve a Justice Department investigation into its role in Bernard Madoff's multibillion-dollar Ponzi scheme. The giant Wall Street firm, which served as Madoff's primary banker, acknowledged...
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  • Bill would boost disclosures in corporate settlements with U.S.

    Bill would boost disclosures in corporate settlements with U.S.
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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...
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    L.A. councilman targets JPMorgan Chase, calls for accountability
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    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...
  • JPMorgan raises CEO Jamie Dimon's pay 74%, to $20 million

    JPMorgan raises CEO Jamie Dimon's pay 74%, to $20 million
    JPMorgan Chase & Co. gave Chief Executive Jamie Dimon a 74% raise to $20 million last year, bringing his pay closer to where it stood before the board faulted his oversight of botched derivatives bets. Dimon, who also serves as chairman, received $18....