August 24th, 2011
– Comparable to the dogged pursuit of Al Capone by Eliot Ness, “Chasing Madoff
” is the compelling story of Harry Markopolos and his team of investigator's ten-year struggle to expose the truth behind the infamous Bernie Madoff scandal. Over the course of a decade, Markopolos pieced together a chain of white-collar crooks including international bankers, lieutenants, and henchmen, linked to Madoff’s devestating Ponzi scheme.
As the investigation deepened, the danger posed to Markopolis and his team grew. Finding himself trapped in a web of deceit and intimidation, the once unassuming Boston securities analyst turned vigilante investigator...
July 21st, 2009
NEW YORK (Reuters) - For anyone who believes crime doesn't pay, tell that to the New York state legislator who introduced a "Madoff" bill on Monday. Rich New Yorkers convicted of crimes would be forced -- if his bill becomes law -- to pay the state and federal governments for how much it costs to keep them in jail.
July 20th, 2009
The recent conviction and sentence of an American billionaire, Bernard Madoff, to 150 years in prison for investment fraud may have again brought to the fore the need to strengthen Nigeria’s justice system in order to bring those who contravene the law, especially the rich to book. DAVIDSON IRIEKPEN writes.
July 17th, 2009
Some people think American football is a vile parade of violence and athletic mediocrity. I think it’s one of the world’s most thoughtful sports. During your average game, one hour is spent moving and the other two are spent carefully orchestrating the next move. It’s fascinating. Like chess. But instead of inanimate objects, the pieces are attractive men in spandex. Well… some of them anyway.
Football’s also a great way to understand financial fraud.
Wednesday, former Tennessee Titan Reed Diehl pled guilty to a $5 million Ponzi scheme charge
. Like a mini- Bernie...