New York (HedgeCo.Net) – Gabriel Capital and founder Ezra Merkin have been sued for their exposure to Ponzi-schemer Bernard Madoff by a disdained investor.
Scott Berrie, who has $500,000 tied up in one of Gabriel’s funds, claims that Gabriel lied to investors when they marketed that they hold a “diverse portfolio of securities,” which “falsely implied that the general partner was actively pursuing the partnership’s strategy in a prudent manner by using numerous and diverse investments.”
Berrie also alleges that Merkin, who heads up GMC financing arm GMAC LLC, neglected at least 27 percent of its investments, the chunk of which was invested with Madoff.
Berrie filed a class-action lawsuit yesterday in a federal court in Manhattan.
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