California Real Estate Fraud Report

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Who is the Hero of the Bernie Madoff Ponzi Scheme – and Who Served the Devil?

Harry Markopolos is the accountant and Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) who uncovered the largest Ponzi scheme in history, and as a result Bernie Madoff is sitting in prison for 150 years. But Markopolos, who spoke on July 14 at the 20th annual conference of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), isn’t rubbing his hands together with glee; instead, he said the case was “gut-wrenching” and he feels “tremendous sadness for the victims”, who count charities and other non-profits, institutional investors, foreign investors and individuals in their ranks, some of whom lost most or all of their financial holdings.

Monique Bryher covered Mr. Markopolos’ speech at the ACFE’s conference in Las Vegas July 12-17.

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Photo: Assn. of Certified Fraud Examiners

Photo: Assn. of Certified Fraud Examiners

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