Bernard Madoff

The SEC and its culture of regulatory capture

But dig a little deeper and you’ll find the Stanford case is the bigger outrage by far, not so much for the scam itself, but for the shocking behavior of the regulators tasked with...
Judd Bagley
8 min read

Bernard Madoff, the Mafia, and the Friends of Michael Milken

In 2005, Patrick Byrne, the CEO of Overstock.com and future Deep Capture investigative reporter, began a public crusade against illegal naked short selling (hedge funds and brokers creating phantom stock to manipulate stock prices...
Mark Mitchell
28 min read

Bernard Madoff, the Mafia, and Naked Short Selling

Bernard L. Madoff was once the chairman of the NASDAQ stock exchange. He was one of the most important market makers on Wall Street. And he managed what was, by some estimates, the largest...
Mark Mitchell
2 min read

A Ponzi Scheme that is Bigger than Bernard Madoff’s

Bernard L. Madoff’s fraud is “stunning,” says the SEC. It is a crime of “epic proportions.” But, says the SEC, we have nothing to worry about. The SEC caught the bad guy. It “moved...
Mark Mitchell
3 min read

A Ponzi Scheme that is Bigger than Bernard Madoff's

Bernard L. Madoff’s fraud is “stunning,” says the SEC. It is a crime of “epic proportions.” But, says the SEC, we have nothing to worry about. The SEC caught the bad guy. It “moved...
Patrick Byrne
3 min read