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Carl Shapiro, Brandeis benefactor who lost millions to Madoff, dies at 108

Shapiro built his initial wealth in the middle of the 20th century by transforming his father’s small coat factory into Kay Windsor.

By PENNY SCHWARTZ/ JTA
16/03/2021

Brazilian Jewish businessman accused of Madoff-like scheme arrested

Jonas Jaimovick, who turned himself in to Rio Police on Monday, had made headlines for disappearing with an estimated $32 million.

By MARCUS GILBAN/JTA
11/11/2020
Bernard Madoff exits the Manhattan federal court house in New York, January 14, 2009

Bernie Madoff’s bid for compassionate release is denied

Madoff pleaded guilty to 11 felony charges related to money laundering, perjury and falsifying financial documents.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
06/06/2020

Bernie Madoff's early release request rejected by federal judge

'When I sentenced Mr. Madoff in 2009, it was fully my intent that he live out the rest of his life in prison. Nothing has happened in the 11 years since to change my thinking.'

By REUTERS
05/06/2020

US opposes releasing dying Bernie Madoff from prison early

"Madoff's crimes were extraordinarily evil," prosecutors said. "His sentence was appropriately long. It should not be reduced."

By REUTERS
05/03/2020

Madoff’s victims can weigh in on 'compassionate release' request

Many prominent Jewish nonprofits suffered major losses in the fraud.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
11/02/2020

Bernard Madoff is dying, seeks early release from prison

He had previously asked Trump to commute his sentence, but the president has yet to act.

By REUTERS
06/02/2020

Bernie Madoff asks Trump to commute his 150-year sentence

Madoff is serving a 150-year sentence in federal prison in Butner, North Carolina, for his $19 billion Ponzi scheme.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
26/07/2019

Madoff trustee can pursue lawsuits

The trustee has estimated that the customers lost $17.5 billion in Madoff's fraud, which was uncovered in December 2008.

By REUTERS
26/02/2019

$464 million more paid out to victims of Bernie Madoff Ponzi scheme

Another $464 million has been paid out to victims of Bernie Madoff’s $19 billion Ponzi scheme, bringing the total distributions in the case to more than $12 billion.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
26/02/2019
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