3 May 2011

The Wizard of Lies: Bernie Madoff and the Death of Trust

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 3:11 pm on 3 May 2011

On June 29, 2009 Bernard L Madoff was sent to prison for 150 years after pleading guilty to the largest fraud in Wall Street history. He was the mastermind of a 20-year Ponzi scheme which collapsed in 2008 with thousands of victims and paper and cash losses of more than $100 billion. Diana Henriques of the New York Times was the first reporter to visit the disgraced financier in prison. Details of those visits and interviews with more than 100 sources form the basis her new book.

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