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Forums, Groups and Dialogue

In Helpful Information, Welcome on February 13, 2009 at 10:29 am

If you are looking for a few resources and a group to join- most need approval via email: http://real.org/madoffsurvivors.htm

Google Group: http://groups.google.com/group/madoffsurvivors

Press and Victims (approval needed) http://groups.google.com/group/madoffpressandvictims

Support Group: http://groups.google.com/group/madoffsupportgroup

Madoff Barter Group: http://groups.google.com/group/madoffbartercommunity

Recreating Wealth: http://groups.google.com/group/recreatingwealth

Another great resource: http://www.bernardmadoffvictims.org


Fighting back- our stories

In Helpful Information on February 12, 2009 at 12:02 pm

Many investors can relate to Ronnie Sue and Dominic’s story. http://ronnieambrosino.com/

Investor list

In Helpful Information on February 6, 2009 at 1:36 pm

I am very against posting a link to the investor list, as many people didn’t want family, friends and colleagues to know. THIS IS A PRIVATE MATTER!!! I am open about it, but please respect the wishes of others who want to remain silent or private.



In General Information, Helpful Information on January 31, 2009 at 11:57 pm

Wednesday, February 4, 2009, 10:00 a.m., 2128 Rayburn House Office Building. The Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Insurance, and Government Sponsored Enterprises will hold a hearing entitled: “Assessing the Madoff Ponzi Scheme and Regulatory Failures”.


On that page you can click on WHO WE ARE
and then to SUBCOMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS and see the list of names of
those on the Subcommittee on Capital Markets . Also on the left side
of the page is a CONTACT US link which will bring you to an email form
you can submit with space for a letter. The snail mail and phone
number is also listed.

Personally I don’t think it would hurt if EVERYONE emailed in a
message and called the number with a message. The SEC FAILED US!! We need the GOVERNMENT to help!


Trustee Update

In Helpful Information on January 23, 2009 at 10:26 pm


Updated Madoff.com

In Documents, Helpful Information on January 8, 2009 at 11:27 pm

http://www.madofftrustee.com/ Is now updated with a lot more information

On December 15, 2008, the Honorable Louis L. Stanton, a Federal Judge in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, appointed Irving Picard as Trustee for the liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investments Securities LLC (“BLMIS”) pursuant to the Securities Investor Protection Act (“SIPA”) as set forth in the attached order. LINK

Mr. Picard supersedes Lee S. Richards, the previously appointed Receiver for BLMIS and all claims by customers of BLMIS will be processed by Mr. Picard as SIPA Trustee.

On December 23, 2008 the bankruptcy court entered an order authorizing the Trustee to mail customer claim packages and other claim information and to publish notice of the SIPA proceeding on or before January 9, 2009. That order also fixed February 20, 2009 as the date for a meeting of creditors. LINK

Beginning January 2, claims packages were mailed to investors/customers, broker-dealers, and general creditors. Claim forms and related materials are available for downloading on this site LINK and at SIPC.ORG. You may also request a copy via mail by providing your name, street address, and telephone number to 888-727-8695, or click here to submit a request for a Claims Package.

Claims will be determined by the Trustee and a written determination of any “customer” claim will be mailed by the Trustee to the claimant. To be allowed under the Securities Investor Protection Act, a “customer” claim must be supported by the books and records of BLMIS or otherwise established to the satisfaction of the Trustee.

Mr. Richards continues to serve as Receiver for Madoff Securities International Ltd. pursuant to the attached order. LINK

The Trustee Irving Picard has engaged Lazard Frères & Co. LLC to assist in the sale of the market making and proprietary trading operations of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC.

Should you have further questions, please contact the Trustee at the following number: 888-727-8695, or via email at Email General Questions.

C-Span Hearing

In General Information, Helpful Information on January 6, 2009 at 4:18 pm

Click here to play the C-SPAN hearing

Full link : http://www.c-spanarchives.org/library/vidLink.php?b=1231182488&e=1231200188&n=1


In Documents, Helpful Information on January 3, 2009 at 2:49 am

Here is some updated information:

Monday at 2pm (ET)  on C-SPAN House Financial Services Hearing on Madoff Investment Scam Investigation

NY Times Article; SIPC update

Mr. Picard was named bankruptcy trustee at the request of the Securities Investor Protection Corporation, the federal agency that oversees the liquidation of failed brokerage firms. On Friday, he sent SIPC claims applications to every customer who had an open account at Madoff within 12 months of the bankruptcy filing, regardless of when the customer last made a deposit or withdrawal.

Even an investor who closed a Madoff account during the last year should be on the mailing list, he said.

People who believe they had a Madoff account but who do not get a claims package can print out the documents from the trustee’s Web site, madofftrustee.com, or from the SIPC site, sipc.gov.

US House Panel to Hold Hearing- Jan 5th

In Helpful Information on December 30, 2008 at 1:15 pm





In Documents, General Information, Helpful Information on December 30, 2008 at 1:07 pm

Please make sure you have registered with the FBI Victim Assistance Program and with SIPC (www.madoff.com) has the details.

The FBI victim assistance program is looking for people; Laura Riso; laura.riso@ic.fbi.gov 212 384 2564; She emailed me: “If there are any other Madoff investors that wish to have their information included in the Victim Notification System, a joint system between the FBI and United States Attorney’s Office, kindly please advise them to send their name, address, phone number, and any supporting documents that show they were a victim in the Madoff case to:
Attn: Victim Assistance Program
26 Federal Plaza
23rd Floor
NY, NY 10278
Here are some links as well:
http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/ovc/publications/infores/fraud/rrr/rrrpdf.pdf (very good handbook for financial fraud victims navigating the federal criminal justice system)
http://apps.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p1546.pdf (Taxpayer Advocacy Services)”