Bernard Madoff, who is expected to plead guilty Thursday to running a multibillion-dollar Ponzi scheme, may not be the only one to go to jail for the massive fraud that he allegedly masterminded. A piece by Lucinda Franks, posted Tuesday night on The Daily Beast, suggests that the feds are focusing their attention on some 20 possible co-conspirators, who are divided into three groups. Franks writes:
Even though his name and the names of his late parents appear on the 162-page list of purported Bernard Madoff investors, Ira Sorkin, Madoff’s attorney, tells The Wall Street Journal: “I have never been an investor or customer of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities. I’m not going to talk about my family members.”
In what The New York Post has dubbed “Swindler’s List,” a document containing some 13,000 names and addresses of those who claim to have invested with Madoff was filed Wednesday in federal bankruptcy court.