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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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  • 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...
  • 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....
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    The parallels between Tennessee Williams' Blanche DuBois and Woody Allen's title character in "Blue Jasmine" have been well-documented. But the complexity of Cate Blanchett's performance puts Jasmine in a class of literary predecessors that includes Jay...
  • 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...
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    The "people who matter" support Jamie Dimon at JPMorgan
    Who are the "people who matter"? According to Andrew Ross Sorkin of the New York Times, "investors, analysts, board members and, yes, even regulators," none of whom, he says, wants Jamie Dimon fired as chairman and CEO of JPMorgan Chase.  Is there a...
  • Off Broadway Review: 'The Commons of Pensacola'

    Western civilization may not be pining for a play about the wretched (and lightly disguised) family of imprisoned con man Bernie Madoff, but need it or not, actress-turned-scribe Amanda Peet has written just such a play in "The Commons of Pensacola."...
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    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...
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  • Suzanne Somers should disavow her lame argument against Obamacare

    Suzanne Somers should disavow her lame argument against Obamacare
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  • Jesse Jackson Jr. starts prison term for looting his campaign fund

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  • Tell me again why Jamie Dimon is still chairman of JPMorgan

    Tell me again why Jamie Dimon is still chairman of JPMorgan
    The toll of JPMorgan Chase's relentless lawbreaking under Chairman and CEO Jamie Dimon may finally be getting real for shareholders. According to the bank's third-quarter financial results, released Friday morning, its litigation expenses of more than...
  • The sad state of personal finance education

    Education in the United States is a topic that provokes a lot of concern these days. We seem to be falling behind other countries in many areas, especially the sciences and mathematics, and that truly could undercut our future prosperity as a nation....