The Madoff Investment Scandal
November 11, 2011 Seven employees were disciplined. But none were dismissed after, an SEC spokesman tells The Washington Post, their performances "before and since the Madoff events" were considered.
April 26, 2011 New York Times financial writer Diana Henriques was the first journalist to interview Bernie Madoff after he was sent to prison. Henriques' new book, The Wizard of Lies, details how Madoff created the biggest Ponzi scheme in history after playing a prominent role in shaping modern markets.
December 13, 2010 Court-appointed trustee Irving Picard sued Bernard Madoff's son, Mark, and others connected to the Madoff firm in an effort to recoup some of the billions of dollars lost by investors in the fraud. But Picard is also seeking to recover money from investors, even if they lost money in the end.
March 2, 2010 Harry Markopolos spent nearly a decade on Bernard Madoff's trail. He says his efforts to alert securities regulators about Madoff's schemes were repeatedly ignored. In a new book, he details how the Securities and Exchange Commission still lacks the tools for the job.
November 13, 2009 Swindlers like Bernard Madoff may get most of the attention, but as the effects of the recession wear on, smaller-scale frauds are thriving. Companies are worried that the risk of white-collar crime is rising, and one of the main threats could be from their own employees.
September 10, 2009 A new recording has surfaced from convicted swindler Bernard Madoff. The 2005 tape begins with, "Obviously, first of all, this conversation never took place." Authorities say Madoff was coaching a potential witness who was going to be talking to the Securities and Exchange Commission.