Madoff's and Stanford's enablers all "respectable legal and accounting firms

By tovarichpeter   Follow   Thu, 29 Nov 2012, 6:51am PST   244 views   0 comments   Watch (0)   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike

In 2006, Allen Stanford had yet to be identified as the mastermind of one of the largest and longest-running Ponzi schemes in U.S. history, but he faced mounting pressure. Federal securities examiners were pushing for an investigation into his investment operation, which tens of thousands of soon-to-be victims had entrusted with nearly $7 billion. Some of the Texas financier’s own employees were threatening to tell authorities what they knew about his fraud. Stanford was so concerned that a former senior State Department official named Jonathan Winer might expose his colossal con game that he ordered an investigation into Winer’s private...

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