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Peter Madoff: Deaf, Dumb Or Stupid

Totally forgot about Madoff, what with the AIG hearings, Ben B.'s confirmation and Davos face-offs. But there were news from the Madoff household yesterday, with Peter, Bernie's brother and the firm's former compliance officer, being the subject of a criminal investigation related to the foundation of Senator Frank Lautenberg.
We're shocked to learn that Peter's attorney filed a letter to the judge saying that the lawsuit is baseless. But the plaintiffs' attorney won't have it: "The defendant was either knowingly indifferent to the Ponzi scheme, or actually aware of it."
Easy, clear, to the point. Why didn't anyone talk to Geithner that way yesterday?

Letter Confirming Investigation of Peter Madoff

Meanwhile, Back at the Madoff Ponzi Scheme ... [DealBook]


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Compassion For Bernie Madoff In Pretty Short Supply

U.S. District Judge Denny Chin understands math and actuarial tables as well now as he did 11 years ago.