The madoff investment scandal was a major case of stock and securities fraud discovered in late 2008 in december of that year, bernard madoff, the former nasdaq chairman and founder of the wall street firm bernard l madoff investment securities llc, admitted that the wealth management arm of his business was an elaborate ponzi scheme. It's been 5 years since bernie madoff was arrested for executing the largest ponzi scheme in us history a look at how he transformed the investment industry. Bernard lawrence bernie madoff is an american financier who executed the largest ponzi scheme in history, defrauding thousands of investors out of tens of billions of dollars over the course of.
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