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  • 11 Nov 2009 at 4:34 PM

The Week In Hedge Fund Fraud

matthew tannin.jpgRalph Cioffi.jpgAdmit it: You’re bummed that the Bear Stearns fraud trial has ended in a flash of prosecutorial incompetence and 12 potential clients for Ralph Cioffi and Matthew Tannin. We are, too. But fear not, friends, there’s an embarrassment of hedge fund fraud riches out there to continue to follow, and we thought we’d offer a Readers’ Digest of the (alleged) scams and scandals still making news.
Madoff: Let’s start with the mother of them all. Bernie may be moldering away in Butner with the homosexual posse, but the fallout from Ponzi scheme to end all Ponzi schemes* continues. Last week, Madoff’s storefront accountant pleaded guilty to fraud, obstruction and false filings. But the court battles aren’t over: Swiss authorities have charged the former head of Banco Santander’s fund of hedge funds arm with criminal mismanagement for overseeing its $3.5 billion in Madoff losses.
Irving Picard is still busy, too. The court-appointed receiver, who said he’s promised to pay out $534 million to Madoff’s victims, has been forced to cut his claim against Madoff feeder fund magnate Ezra Merkin by one-third to $564 million. And then there’s the aftermath of the death of Madoff buddy and Picard target Jeffry Picower.

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  • 13 Jul 2009 at 4:35 PM

Who’s Next To Be Nabbed In Petters Fraud?

A Petters fraud feeder fund, Palm Beach Capital Management with $1.6 billion of assets, is rushing to protect its asses before investors and regulators take a piece of the fund managers’ hide. On Thursday investors in Bruce Prevost and David Harrold’s Palm Beach Gardens-based hedge fund, received a letter to investors, which some recipients are now calling a delusional form of denial.

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