Hamilton Nolan · 03/24/14 03:35PM

Five former aides to Bernie Madoff have been convicted of participating in his $17.5 billion Ponzi scheme. In their defense, he was a great boss.

Bernie Madoff Loves Danielle Steel

Max Read · 04/09/11 04:20PM

Convicted Ponzi schemer Bernie Madoff has a lot of time to kill in jail. So what does he do? Well, for one thing, give jailhouse interviews—such as this most recent one to the Financial Times—where he can rail about the banks he believes (more or less accurately, in our estimation) were complicit in his scheme. But also: Keep up with his mail (of which he gets "lots," all from "well-wishers"); work at the prison commissary ("10 a.m. to 7 p.m., four days a week"); and, apparently, work on "ethics courses," for which he's been solicited by "several business schools," including Harvard and Northwestern. Oh, and also, read:

Madoff Calls Banks 'Complicit' in Ponzi Scheme

Max Read · 02/16/11 02:46AM

The New York Times interviewed a "noticeably" thinner Bernie Madoff in prison and, wouldn't you know it, he said that "unidentified banks and hedge funds were somehow 'complicit' in his elaborate fraud," and also this:

Pick the Most Loathsome Financial Villain

John Cook · 03/18/09 02:59PM

The New Depression rolls on and those overpaid AIG failures are this week's target for populist wrath. But do you hate them more than last week's villains? Embrace your hate and vote in our poll.

Ruth Madoff Retreats to Florida

John Cook · 03/17/09 05:08PM

Ruth Madoff is retreating to a $9.4 million beachside redoubt in Florida that the feds will be powerless to seize from her, where she will relax, sun herself, and cackle at her husband's stupid victims.

Madoff's Most Fashionable Victim

Sheila · 12/30/08 11:52AM

Robert Jaffe, a VP at Cohmad Securities who hooked up Palm Beach socialites to Bernie Madoff's awesome investment scheme, was a fashionable gentleman—"at one time named [high-end clothier] Louis Boston’s best customer," reports WWD. Now?