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Art Imitates Scandal in The Commons of Pensacola

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

A playwright’s art imitates a financier’s life in a work about the reverberations of corruption and public scandal by actress-turned-playwright Amanda Peet.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Massive Madoff Payment

Friday, September 21, 2012

Bernard Madoff’s victims will receive $2.48 billion to help cover their losses, in checks ranging from $1,784 to $526.9 million that were mailed Wednesday to 1,230 of his former customers. Irving Picard, trustee in charge of liquidating Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities and David J. Sheehan, Picard's chief counsel, discuss the payments and the ongoing effort to recover money from Madoff's Ponzi scheme.

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WNYC News

The Check is in the Mail for Madoff Victims

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Almost $2.5 billion dollars in checks were mailed Wednesday night to hundreds of victims of Bernie Madoff's Ponzi scheme.

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It's A Free Blog

Opinion: Post-Libor, Romney and Obama Need a Plan to Fix Banking

Monday, July 16, 2012

This is bigger than Obamacare. It's much more significant than Romney continuing as CEO of Bain after 1999. It has a far greater impact on every American this election year than any other issue the candidates have been discussing or will address in presidential debates this fall.

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WNYC News

Madoff's Brother to Plead Guilty in Fraud Case: Court

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

The brother of Ponzi scheme king Bernard Madoff is scheduled to plead guilty in New York this week in the criminal case resulting from the multibillion-dollar fraud.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Mets Settle on Madoff Money

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Greg David, director of the Business & Economics Reporting Program at CUNY Journalism School and contributor to Crain's New York Business Modern New York:The Life and Economics of a City, discusses the settlement in the civil suit alleging the Mets' owners knowingly profited from Madoff's fraud.

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WNYC News

Sandy Koufax on Madoff-Mets Trial Witness List

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Hall of Fame pitcher Sandy Koufax is among witnesses scheduled to testify at a trial next week to determine if the New York Mets' owners must give up millions of dollars they received from jailed financier Bernard Madoff.

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The Takeaway

Madoffs Attempted Suicide After Confession

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Ruth Madoff, wife of disgraced financier Bernard L. Madoff, says the couple attempted suicide on Christmas Eve 2008, shortly after he confessed to running the largest Ponzi scheme in history. "We were both so saddened by everything that had happened," Ruth Madoff said in an interview with The New York Times. "It was unthinkable to me: hate mail, phone calls, lawyers." Diana Henriques, reporter for The New York Times and author of the Madoff book, "The Wizard of Lies," interviewed Ruth Madoff, and tells The Takeaway what they discussed.

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WNYC News

Financial 411: A Look at Madoff's Effect on Financial Regulations

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

We'll talk about Ponzi scheme mastermind Bernie Madoff's effect on financial regulations.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Bernie Madoff and the Death of Trust

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Diana Henriques, New York Times senior financial writer who’s covered the Madoff scandal since the story broke, gives a full account of Bernie Madoff and his $65 billion Ponzi scheme—from his Wall Street rise to the personal disasters and landmark legal battles triggered by his downfall—and looks at the lessons this scandal offers to Washington, Wall Street, and Main Street. The Wizard of Lies: Bernie Madoff and the Death of Trust draws on unprecedented access and more than 100 interviews with people at all levels and on all sides of the crime, including Madoff's first interviews for publication since his arrest.

The Wizard of Lies: Bernie Madoff and the Death of Trust

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The Takeaway

SEC and Madoff: A Conflict of Interest?

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

The Securities and Exchange Commission has received criticism for its incompetence in catching Bernie Madoff's Ponzi scheme, and now it faces an investigation in Congress. The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform will be calling in two key SEC players for a thorough grilling. David Becker, former general counsel for the SEC will have to answer questions regarding his involvement with Madoff as an investor, and SEC Chairman Mary Schapiro will have to answer why she allowed Becker to work on Madoff matters. Did the SEC have a conflict of interest in dealing with Madoff? 

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It's A Free Country ®

The Mix: Mad Teachers, Mad Leaders, and Madoff

Friday, March 04, 2011

It's A Free Country's The Mix, where we take some of the notable clips and other voices found on WNYC this week and mix 'em up. Voices are in bold, connections are in italics.

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It's A Free Country ®

Talking to Madoff

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

He was not somebody who woke up one morning deciding to fleece everyone he knew and cared for. I frankly think that's true. He made hundreds of millions of dollars legitimately, which makes this whole Ponzi scheme that much more bizarre, because in some ways it's a vanity project.

Steve Fishman, contributor to New York Magazine, talking about his exclusive interviews with imprisoned Bernard Madoff on the Brian Lehrer Show.

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The Takeaway

Bernie Madoff Talks to the Press

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

In his first interview from prison, Bernie Madoff insisted that banks and hedgefunds were complicit in actions leading up to his arrest and that his family didn't know anything about his crimes. Madoff's ponzi scheme spanned 16 years and cost investors $20 billion in cash and over $60 billion in paper losses. He spoke to Diana Henriques of The New York Times. He looked "noticeably thinner and rumpled in khaki prison garb," she writes.

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WNYC News

Bernie Madoff's Slippers and Wife's Ring on the Auction Block

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

A small slice of the disgraced financier Bernard Madoff's prized possessions will be sold at auction in New York this November.

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The Takeaway

What Is Evil?

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

The sentencing judge called Bernie Madoff's crimes "extraordinarily evil." What are your examples of something truly evil? It could be an example from the news, or even from your life.

What's your take? Leave a comment or record your story at 1-877-8-MY-TAKE.

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The Takeaway

How Would You Sentence Madoff?

Monday, June 29, 2009

Today, Bernie Madoff will appear in a federal court in New York to receive his sentencing. How many years should he be sentenced to and how should he have to spend them? Tell us how you'd sentence Madoff.

What's your take? Leave a comment or record your story at 1-877-8-MY-TAKE.

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WNYC News

Madoff: A Jewish Reckoning

Saturday, January 17, 2009

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Bernard Madoff walks out from Federal Court after a bail hearing in Manhattan January 5, 2009. (Getty)

On Thursday night, at the Yivo Institute for Jewish Research, there was an overflow crowd for a talk entitled 'Madoff: A Jewish Reckoning'. For ...

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