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    In the case of Bernard Madoff, the problem was to learn how to avoid unethical behavior amongst businesses. Bernard "Bernie" Madoff's Wall Street career began in 1960 and ended Dec. 11, 2008, when he was arrested amid allegations he operated a $50 billion Ponzi scheme. He pleaded guilty to 11 felony counts on March 12, 2009, and was sentenced on June 29, 2009, to the maximum sentence of 150 years behind bars. The “Ponzi Scheme,” named after the 1920’s swindler Charles Ponzi, is a ploy where earlier investors are paid with funds given by subsequent investors. In a Ponzi scheme, claims of underlying investments are bogus; very few, if any, actual physical assets or financial investments exist. As the number of total investors grows and the…

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    Bernard Madoff Case Study

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    In 1960, Bernard Madoff founded Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC. This firm grew to become one of the top market maker business on Wall Street ("Bernard Madoff"). He sat on the board of Nation Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations (NASDAQ); and he helped advise the Securities and Exchange (SEC) on trading securities. On Wall Street, he was widely loved, and he even formed close bonds with a few of his clients. None of them could have possibly known that Bernard Madoff…

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    The Bernard Madoff case is a great example of how a person will continue to commit a fraudulent act until they are caught. It is also a story that will forever be told and used as a learning guide for investors and others within the financial industry. The term “Ponzi scheme” is one that is often heard in the world of finance. It comes from the fraudulent act committed by Charles Ponzi in the early 20th century. ( Ferrell, 2009) Charles Ponzi is believed to have been the first to successfully…

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    Introduction The nineties were a strange, almost fantastical time; new technology was being created, Presidents were playing the sax on television, and Bernard, informally known as Bernie, Madoff was serving as the NASDAQ chairman. Bernie climbed the economic ladder, eventually being in control of millions of investments in 2008 until it was found out that he had been the head of the largest Ponzi scheme in America. Madoff’s case is not only important to the how expansive it was, but how…

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    I chose the scandals of Bernard Madoff. Bernie Madoff has committed one of the largest financial fraud, Ponzi scheme, in history and 'made a loss of nearly $65 billion. Bernard Madoff is an American fraudster and a former stockbroker, investment advisor, and financier. Bernie Madoff was a well-known and a well-liked man on Wall Street. Madoff had a perfect reputation, not only in the investment market, but socially. He ran an elaborate Ponzi scheme at his investment company, Bernard Madoff…

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    Bernard Madoff Case

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    Bernard Madoff and the Largest Financial Scam in History Class Assignment 1. Why in your opinion did Bernard Madoff do this? He had been exceedingly successful in the electronic exchange trading that he had started and his firm continued, and he had clearly achieved both wealth and stature. What was it that drove him, again in your view, “off the cliff”? What does this say about the human character? What does this say about the nature and/or culture of the investment community? After reading…

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    In December 2008, Bernard "Bernie" L. Madoff owner of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC wasarrested for committing a $50 billion investment fraud, which later was found to be $65 billion (Bernard L. Madoff. February 9, 2009).Bernard Madoff 's business was an investing firm that pulled off a massive fraud. His firm took money from several people, rich or poor, it did not matter. His victims were Jewish philanthropists from the Upper East Side of New York, almost half the members of the…

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    INTRODUCTION Bernard Madoff was a former chairman of NASDAQ stock exchange. He started his investment advisory firm on his own. He has be guilty for the defrauding of the investors of amount $50 billion which he was running the biggest Ponzi scheme for around two decades. In 2008 December when there were economic disturbances and meltdown in the United States Madoff couldn't carry his functions and satisfy his Investors requests of cash. He decided to come clean and accept the fraud he has…

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    The Madoff Ponzi Scheme

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    The Madoff Ponzi scheme took place on September 2008, which was one of the largest Ponzi scheme ever seen in U.S. History. The Madoff Ponzi scheme impacted, investors, families, employees, and as known the Madoff family fell apart. While the Madoff Ponzi scheme was not yet discovered, it all goes back from the beginning when Bernie founded the company with $5000.00 in 1960 from his lifeguard job back in the day. Bernie commented that he did not begin his company with such scheme. In fact, the…

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    Madoff Securities Madoff securities, is a company created by Bernard l. Madoff Investment Securities LLC was founded in the year 1960 by Bernard Lawrence Madoff, who happened to be also be senior executive of the company. Bernard Lawrence started the company using accumulated funds of $ 5,000 from his business that involved the installation of sprinkler systems for wealthy New Yorkers. In his five years as executive, the company accumulated a fortune estimated at more than one billion dollars. …

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