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# Ponzi Scheme

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Bernie Madoff, convicted of running world's biggest-ever Ponzi scheme, dies in prison
He was serving a 150-year sentence.
Gardaí alerted to illegal pyramid schemes operating on social media
Officers believe there has been an increase in this type of activity since the start of lockdown measures imposed in March.
Bernie Madoff - serving 150-year jail term for fraud - asks for release on compassionate grounds
The 81-year-old fraudster says he has terminal kidney failure and less than 18 months to live.
Dublin based investment fund agrees to pay $687 million to victims of fraudster Bernie Madoff
Madoff’s customers have now recovered over 70% of the money they lost when his scheme collapsed.
The curious case of the most famous Ponzi scheme ever, a banking giant and an Irish court
An investment fund was attempting to claim damages relating to the Bernie Madoff scandal, the largest Ponzi scheme in US history, through Irish courts.
Clerys operators used "ponzi scheme" to pay concession holders, court told
Details of how businessmen and women working within Clery’s were paid were revealed in court today.
Who is Breifne O'Brien? Corkman, charlatan, Celtic Tiger conman...
Find out more about the man who encapsulated the Celtic Tiger with his fall from grace.
Brother of Bernie Madoff gets 10 years for role in Ponzi scheme
Peter Madoff is jailed after a plea bargain with prosecutors, for helping to falsify his brother’s corporate accounts.
Billionaire Stanford given 110-year jail term over $7bn fraud
On the plus side, that’s enough time for the cricket-loving Texan to watch 8,035 test matches.
Jury finds Stanford guilty of fraud
Texas financier R. Allen Stanford has been found guilty of operating a ponzi scheme that defrauded nearly 30,000 people of investments totaling $7 billion.
Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
The very best of the week’s writing from around the world.
Bernie Madoff's wife says couple attempted suicide over ponzi fraud fallout
In her first television interview, Ruth Madoff says that she was “glad” the couple woke up after taking pills they thought would kill them.
Anglo may have known it faced bankruptcy from 2004, says High Court chief
The Master of the High Court has suggested that Anglo was aware of the solvency issues it faced for several years before the economic collapse.
Bernard Madoff insists he is not a sociopath
The disgraced financier has denied he is a sociopath – and says that some victims of his pyramid scheme should carry much of the blame.