Thursday, 28 August 2014
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Sep 13 2012 | 7:49am ET
Another Bernard Madoff lieutenant will plead guilty for his role in the arch-Ponzi schemer's massive $65 billion fraud.
Irwin Lipkin, who worked for Madoff for 35 years, rising to serve as controller before leaving in 1999, will admit to conspiracy to commit securities fraud and falsifying documents today in Manhattan federal court, prosecutors said. The 74-year-old faces up to 10 years in prison for his crimes.
Lipkin, who continued to draw a salary from Madoff after his retirement nine years before the fraud collapsed, falsified "financial records that were provided to" Madoff's investors, prosecutors wrote. Among the bogus filings Lipkin engineered were those with the Securities and Exchange Commission and those required by federal law for pension plans.
Lipkin is the seventh person the plead guilty in the Madoff case, after his son, Eric, and Madoff himself, who is serving a 150-year prison sentence. Madoff's brother, Peter, pleaded guilty in June, while five others still await trial.
Aug 25 2014 | 11:21am ET
As many of you know, FINalternatives was recently acquired by the owners of Futures magazine, a firm called The Alpha Pages LLC. Today marks the soft-launch of a new sister site for both publications. As its name suggests, The Alpha Pages will cover all types of alternative investments, going far beyond the more well-known ones such as hedge funds and private equity. Read more…
Commodities/Futures magazine launched at the precipice of a revolution in the futures industry—really a revolution in the idea of risk management—that would move it from a small niche industry to ...