Ponzi schemer Bernie Madoff dies in prison

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Ponzi schemer Bernie Madoff dies in prison

Post by GT » Wed Apr 14, 2021 10:32 am

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"Bernie Madoff, the financier who pleaded guilty to orchestrating the largest Ponzi scheme in history, died in a federal prison early Wednesday, a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press.

For decades, Madoff enjoyed an image as a self-made financial guru whose Midas touch defied market fluctuations. A former chairman of the Nasdaq stock market, he attracted a devoted legion of investment clients — from Florida retirees to celebrities such as famed film director Steven Spielberg, actor Kevin Bacon and Hall of Fame pitcher Sandy Koufax."

“He stole from the rich. He stole from the poor. He stole from the in between. He had no values,” former investor Tom Fitzmaurice told the judge at the sentencing. “He cheated his victims out of their money so he and his wife … could live a life of luxury beyond belief.”


Con men come from all walks of life - I think everyone is subject to there charm -

Anyone ever get conned by one or have any golden rules to avoid being taken by them?
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Re: Ponzi schemer Bernie Madoff dies in prison

Post by boglerdude » Thu Apr 15, 2021 3:35 am

Dont loan friends or family money
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