Citigroup Says $430 Million Madoff Lawsuit Isn’t ‘Plausible’

Citigroup Inc. (C), sued by the trustee liquidating Bernard Madoff’s firm to recover $430 million pulled from the Ponzi scheme before it collapsed, asked a bankruptcy judge to throw out the lawsuit. Read Bloomberg report [...]

Trustee for Victims of Madoff’s Scheme Hones Arguments Against Mets’ Owners

For six months, the competing claims have played out in court papers and public charges. Read NY Times article [...]

UniCredit Seeks Tossing of ‘Hollow’ Madoff Trustee RICO Suit

UniCredit SpA asked a district judge to dismiss “hollow” racketeering claims brought by the liquidator of Bernard L. Madoff’s to demand $59 billion from the bank, or three times what investors lost in the Ponzi scheme. Read Bloomberg report [...]

Duane Morris Hit with Malpractice Suit for Madoff Losses

A prominent Philadelphia couple filed suit against Duane Morris and two attorneys after their money ended up in the hands of convicted Ponzi-schemer Bernard Maddoff, according to a story in The Legal Intelligencer. Read more in the AMLaw Daily [...]

SIPC Says It Need Not Reimburse Stanford Victims; SEC Disagrees

Dispute centers on meaning of ‘theft’ versus ‘fraud.’ SIPC to decide on next move by mid-September. Read report in AdvisorOne [...]

NIAP Update - August 25th, 2011


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Man pleads guilty to $6 million Ponzi scheme

According to United States Attorney Zane David Memeger, Ira J. Pressman, age 64, of Bala Cynwyd, pleaded guilty today to three counts in connection with a Ponzi scheme that defrauded 20 investors out of more than $6 million. Since 2006, Pressman ran a company called PJI Distribution Corporation that purported to purchase and sell closeout and overstock merchandise. Pressman solicited individuals to invest in these closeout deals, promising investors no risk returns of up to 100 percent annually. Read more in the Westmoreland Times [...]

Accused Fort Lauderdale Ponzi schemer might loose home

Before Scott Rothstein, there was Joel Steinger. The Fort Lauderdale businessman directed a massive investment scam that rivaled lawyer Rothstein’s $1.2 billion Ponzi scheme, authorities say. Steinger’s now-defunct company, Mutual Benefits Corp., is accused of bilking 30,000 investors in a $1.25 billion rip-off. Read more in the Miami Herald [...]

Hoekstra’s lobbying firm tied to Democrat donations

After the Michigan Democratic Party spent Thursday noting the connection between former U.S. Rep. Pete Hoekstra’s new employer and convicted Ponzi schemer Bernie Madoff, a national Republican group fired off a letter to the firm questioning its financial ties to Democrats. Read more in the Detroit News [...]

SIPC Opposes Mets Owners’ Bid for Dismissal of Madoff Trustee’s Complaint

The Securities Investor Protection Corp. opposed a bid by the owners of the New York Mets baseball team to dismiss a $1 billion lawsuit by the trustee liquidating Bernard L. Madoff’s firm, in a court filing today. Read more on Bloomberg [...]