Bernard L. Madoff used a process his inner circle called “schtupping” to boost the fake trading profit of the con man’s richest clients between Christmas and New Year’s, his former finance chief told a jury.
Bernard Madoff’s deputies made fake paperwork showing trading losses to save $1.7 million owed to an investor who died with “too much money” in his account even as the firm was being flooded with new customers and cash in the 1990s, the con man’s former finance chief told a jury.
Detroit, once the symbol of U.S. manufacturing muscle, was given the authority to try to pare billions in debt and slash employee pensions in a federal court ruling that may have implications for distressed cities across the U.S.
Bernard Madoff demanded his inner circle rush to recreate years’ worth of fake account documents for a feeder fund that in 1992 attracted unwanted attention from regulators, the con man’s ex-finance chief told a jury.
Bernard Madoff’s finance chief, who pleaded guilty to aiding his $17 billion fraud, said he could tell right away that fake trades were being used in customer accounts in 1975 when he joined the firm after high school.