Bernard Madoff pleaded guilty Thursday to fraud charges totaling an estimated $65 billion. Analysts discuss the case and the prospects of victims recovering any money.
By Admin, PBS NewsHour
Bernard L. Madoff pleaded guilty Thursday to 11 charges that he orchestrated what may be the largest financial fraud in Wall Street history, cheating investors out of billions of dollars in a fraud that has drawn demands for stricter regulations.
Lawyers for Bernard Madoff, who allegedly defrauded investors of nearly $50 billion, said that the former Wall Street financier would likely plead guilty to 11 criminal counts on Thursday. New York Times reporter Diana Henriques updates the story.
In other news, the Senate failed to pass a $410 billion budget bill for the current fiscal year, and there were signs that money manager Bernard Madoff may be closer to a plea deal in his pending $50 billion fraud…
Lawmakers and a whistle-blower blasted the Securities and Exchange Commission during Congressional hearings into the case of Bernard Madoff, a Wall Street investor accused of massive fraud. Kwame Holman reports.
The SEC chairman has criticized his own agency's failure to investigate warnings about Bernard Madoff, who is accused of a massive fraud scheme. Analysts examine the SEC's inquiry.
The size of the scandal surrounding Wall Street trader Bernard Madoff's alleged fraud continues to unravel, drawing in charities, foundations and top investors. Mort Zuckerman, the head of a charitable trust caught up in the schemes, and an SEC analyst…
A prominent Wall Street trader was arrested on charges of massive fraud that may cost investors $50 billion. Wall Street Journal reporter Tom Lauricella discusses what may be the largest fraud scheme in the history of Wall Street.
Sens. Barack Obama and John McCain exchanged jabs over their tax plans and the economy as they campaigned Wednesday in Florida and North Carolina. Judy Woodruff reports from the campaign trail.
Recent elections in New Mexico have encountered voting irregularities, including missing ballots and technical troubles. After a report on efforts to ensure a fair election in Albuquerque, an election law expert examines the voting problems.
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