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    Charles Ponzi is probably one of the most well-known con artists America has ever encountered. Beginning his crimes with forging bad checks to smuggling Italian immigrants into the U.S. He was cunning and had a slick way with his speech to trick people into believing his scams. Unfortunately for him, his charm wasn’t enough to keep him out of jail. Charles Ponzi was born in Parma, Italy, in 1882. He came to America on the S.S. Vancouver in November of 1903, when he was 21 years old. It’s said that he gambled almost all of his money away on his trip to America. "I landed in this country with $2.50 in cash and $1 million in hopes, and those hopes never left me," is what he later told the New York Times. Ponzi had many opportunities to chase,…

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    Ponzi Scheme Case Study

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    story of the failed “Ponzi” scheme seems to be the inescapable in the national news. From Bernie Madoff, Kenneth Starr to Nicholas Cosmo, we are inundated with stories of the collapsed financial scheme. Unfortunately, the stories worthy of broadcast news represents a fraction of the actual convictions by the Securities and Exchange Commission. The term “collapsed” is more accurate than failed” as “failed” infers that there was a chance of financial viability. To begin, we will consider the…

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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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    displayed by the Lockers. The most compelling evidence was that they didn’t seem shocked. The youngest daughter stated that she was going back to bed after the news was released. It’s important to realize that everyone grieves differently, but their reactions were emotionless and robotic. Jeffrey Locker pretended to dedicate his life to helping people. He set examples on how to be a better person for yourself and your family. He taught many how to overcome workplace stress. How to separate your…

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    Ethical Behavior: Tyco

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    good then it can be taken away because that is no longer in everyone’s best interest. Then, if someone is voicing his or her freedom of speech for something that benefits everyone and it is creating the greatest amount of good for the greatest amount people then it will be protected because it is what the people want. A Ponzi scheme is buying prepaid coupons at a fixed rate and then selling them for profit because of the fluctuating exchange rates between countries (Stanwick & Stanwick,…

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    Madoff Case Summary

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    This is not the first time Madoff office has been raided by SEC investigators, the recent raid being on 20th April 2005. They wanted to know if Madoff had hedge trade funds or executing hedge trade funds for others as he always claimed. Their investigation was after SEC staffers had found an email that expressed why Renaissance Technologies stopped doing business with Madoff. Initially, examiners claimed they were just on a normal routine examination of the brokerage firm’s books and records. On…

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    White Collar Crime: Bernard Madoff’s Ponzi Scheme We have all heard of a Ponzi scheme and may know of someone who has fallen victim to this type of fraud but we may not all be familiar with the definition of a Ponzi scheme. A Ponzi scheme is an investment fraud in which funds from a new investor are taken to pay an existing investor an alleged return on their investments. New investors are recruited by being guaranteed high return rates with little to no risk for loss. The organizer of the…

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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…

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    big stars thought he had it all. He could be caught cruising down the beach in his Maserati or other choice of luxurious cars ranging from his Bentley, Lamborghinis, to Rolls Royce’s (Warren, 2010). Running a $1.2 billion Ponzi scheme in South Florida from 2005 to 2009 Rothstein was unstoppable. He was living the dream until one day the truth finally came out and Rothstein was nothing more than a con artist. First, and foremost when we think of Ponzi schemes we think of White-collar crime.…

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    The fraud that Bernard Madoff committed was discovered in December 2009, which was based upon a Ponzi scheme. He did so by taking money from new investors to pay earnings to old customers. The higher the number of his clients who wanted to withdraw of retire their investment, the more revenue he would need. Ponzi scheme is named after Charles Ponzi whose crime was discovered in July of 1920 by the Boston Post. Madoff started in the investment business legally by buying and selling stocks that…

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