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Late Madoff Investor to Return $7.2B to Victims

Nearly half cash losses now recovered

(Newser) - The pool of funds available to Bernie Madoff's victims is about to expand by $7.2 billion, thanks to a deal with the biggest beneficiary of the Ponzi scheme. The estate of Florida philanthropist Jeffry Picower has agreed to “return every penny received from almost 35 years of investing... More »

$534M Paid to Madoff Victims; $4.5B to Go

Trustee has recovered $1.4 billion in clawbacks, with more to come

(Newser) - The government fund that insures brokerage firms has so far paid 1,368 victims of Bernie Madoff’s Ponzi scheme $534 million in reparations—more than it has paid out in all its previous liquidations combined, in its almost 40 years in existence. And it ain’t over, Madoff trustee... More »

Autopsy: Madoff Buddy Died of Natural Causes

Jeffry Picower, 67, had a heart attack, then drowned in pool

(Newser) - Bernie Madoff’s pal Jeffry Picower drowned following a massive heart attack, a medical examiner announced today. Toxicology reports won’t be in for another 10 weeks, but for now the examiner says Picower sunk to the bottom of the pool following the heart attack. His body will be released... More »

Picower Death May Stall Suit for Madoff Billions

Will be harder for bilked investors to recoup losses

(Newser) - The death of Jeffry Picower, accused of profiting more than $7 billion from the investment schemes of longtime pal Bernard Madoff, will make it more difficult for suing investors to recoup their money, attorneys said late yesterday. Palm Beach police are investigating the death, after Picower's wife discovered the 67-year-old's... More »

Madoff Colleague Found Dead in Swimming Pool

Jeffry Picower faced Ponzi scheme lawsuit

(Newser) - Philanthropist Jeffry Picower, who allegedly reaped billions of dollars from longtime friend Bernard Madoff's Ponzi schemes, was found dead today at the bottom of his Florida swimming pool. Efforts to revive him failed, and his death was ruled a drowning, police said. Picower, 67, wife Barbara, and their foundation were... More »

Ponzi Loot Puts Madoff Client Among Richest Americans

Picower made $7.2B, lands on Forbes list

(Newser) - Jeffry Picower is a secretive guy, which must have made his turn in the spotlight this week all the more uncomfortable. The former lawyer, who was already being sued for $5.1 billion in alleged profits from Bernie Madoff’s Ponzi scheme, cracked Forbes’ list of the 400 wealthiest Americans... More »

At $5B in Profits, One Client May Have Out-Madoffed Madoff

(Newser) - At least one person looks to have benefited more from Bernie Madoff’s Ponzi scheme than Bernie Madoff, ProPublica reports. Jeffry Picower, a secretive philanthropist and investor in medical technologies, is on the books as having withdrawn some $5.1 billion in returns from 1995 to 2008, well beyond his... More »

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