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Thu Sep 24, 2020, 08:19 PM

Innocent Madoff investors must pay back profits, court rules

Source: Associated Press

Innocent Madoff investors must pay back profits, court rules

September 24, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — Investors who profited from Bernard Madoff’s massive Ponzi scheme even though they knew nothing of it must still pay back their profits, an appeals court decided Thursday.

The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan upheld lower-court decisions in cases filed by Irving Picard, a court-appointed trustee who has recovered money for cheated investors for over a decade.

Madoff, 82, is serving a 150-year prison sentence imposed after he pleaded guilty to federal charges in 2009.

His bid to be released early on grounds that he is dying was rejected this year. Thousands of investors lost billions of dollars through his multi-decade fraud.

Madoff customers who received millions of dollars more than their original investments fought in court to hang on to their profits, arguing through their lawyers that they had receive the payouts in good faith and that too much time had passed to let Picard recover the money.

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Fri Sep 25, 2020, 12:43 AM

1. Can't believe they thought they could keep stolen money.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri Sep 25, 2020, 10:03 AM

2. Probably not too many innocent investors

Most knew that Madoff's plan was a scam, but saw a chance to get millions.

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