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HBO’s “Wizard of Lies” Gains Momentum

We’re excited to see the press about HBO’s adaptation of The Wizard of Lies: Michelle Pfeiffer will appear with Robert De Niro; and Barry Levinson is slated to direct the film. Here’s a few recent articles:

HBO’s Madoff movie just got even more star-studded (Business Insider)

Michelle Pfeiffer Joins Robert De Niro in HBO Films’ Bernie Madoff Project (Variety)

Michelle Pfeiffer to play Bernie Madoff’s wife in HBO’s Wizard of Lies (Entertainment Weekly)

Also, see my thoughts on being asked to appear in the movie.

Madoff Victims, Five Years the Wiser

“…five years later, many of his victims are still waiting to learn if they will recover even a small fraction of the wealth they lost. And some anxious investors, who withdrew much more than they put into their Madoff accounts, are facing lawsuits that seek to reclaim profits that, unknown to them, were paid with stolen money.”

Full article.

23rd Annual ACFE Fraud Conference & Exhibition: Interview

“It is essential that all of us, especially fraud fighters, understand how ordinary a Ponzi schemer’s personality can seem. Because we only define them as Ponzi schemers in hindsight, it is very hard for us to put ourselves back into the pre-revelation mindset to appreciate what made these characters so appealing. A scholar whose work I admire described a Ponzi schemer as someone who can perfectly impersonate an honest person.”

Read full interview.