Innocent Madoff investors must pay back profits, court rules – NBC News
NEW YORK Investors who profited from Bernard Madoffs massive Ponzi scheme even though they knew nothing of it must still pay back their profits, an appeals court decided Thursday.
The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan upheld lower-court decisions in cases filed by Irving Picard, a court-appointed trustee who has recovered money for cheated investors for over a decade.
Madoff, 82, is serving a 150-year prison sentence imposed after he pleaded guilty to federal charges in 2009.