New York (HedgeCo.Net) – Peter Madoff, brother of convicted Ponzi schemer Bernard Madoff, had his assets temporarily frozen by a New York State Judge yesterday. The Chief Compliance Officer of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC was sued by an investor who lost almost half a million dollars in the master fraud committed by his brother.
The plaintiff, Andrew Samuels, entrusted Peter Madoff with an inheritance of $470,000 in which Peter, who was the sole trustee from 2003 to 2008, took and invested with his brother. When the scam collapsed and Samuels realized all of his money was gone, he contested that Peter breached his fiduciary duty.
New York State Supreme Court Justice Stephen A. Bucaria froze the assets until the next hearing on April 3rd.
Despite the massive $50 billion fraud that Bernard Madoff masterminded for decades, no other employees of the firm or subsidiaries have been charged with any wrongdoing.
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