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美国证交会扩大马多夫案调查范围

发布者: chrislau2001 | 发布时间: 2008-12-26 16:04| 查看数: 1709| 评论数: 1|

Broad Probe Into Hedge Fund

The Securities and Exchange Commission is casting a wide net as it investigates the apparent $50 billion fraud allegedly committed by Bernard Madoff, and it continues to look into whether Mr. Madoff's family had any connection to wrongdoing, according to a person familiar with the probe.

Mr. Madoff's two sons have said they knew nothing about any fraud until their father confessed to them earlier this month. Other family members have also denied knowledge.

Investigators have been combing the books of Mr. Madoff's securities firm and interviewing witnesses to unravel how he conducted the alleged fraud and avoided detection for decades. Authorities are still working to determine how much money was lost.

Because of the size of Mr. Madoff's money-management business, some have speculated that he had help in orchestrating what he described as a Ponzi scheme. Investigators haven't ruled out any possible involvement by family members, the person familiar with the probe said. Mr. Madoff's brother and niece held positions at the firm as of this month, and his wife earlier did. No one other than Mr. Madoff has been charged with any wrongdoing.

The three-person accounting firm that audited Mr. Madoff's books has been subpoenaed for information. A longtime Madoff employee, Frank DiPascali, has been questioned and was described by investigators as having been 'evasive' in his answers. Mr. DiPascali's lawyer has declined to comment on Mr. DiPascali's role at the firm.

Mr. Madoff was arrested Dec. 11 and now is confined to his home. He used his investment-advisory business's exclusivity and consistent returns over the years to draw investors. The foundation of Nobel Prize-winner Elie Wiesel confirmed this week that it invested $15.3 million or 'substantially all' of its assets with Mr. Madoff.

Some investors were brought into the Madoff funds by feeder funds that attracted investors from around the world. Authorities are interested in what these feeder funds told their clients about how their money was being invested and whether the feeder funds did what they said they would, said the person familiar with the probe.

No one involved with feeder funds has been charged with any wrongdoing in relation to the Madoff probe.


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chrislau2001 发表于 2008-12-26 16:04:31
据知情人士透露,美国证券交易委员会(SEC)正在扩大对伯纳德•马多夫(Bernard Madoff)涉嫌诈骗500亿美元一案的调查范围,并在继续调查马多夫的家人同这起事件是否有牵连。

马多夫的两个儿子曾说,在其父本月初对他们坦白这件事之前,他们并不清楚任何有关欺诈的事。其他家庭成员也否认知道此事。

调查人员一直在梳理马多夫证券公司的帐目,采访证人,以了解他几十年来是如何进行欺诈、并逃脱了检查的。有关部门仍在判断具体的损失金额。

由于马多夫理财业务的规模,一些人猜测他在编织他所谓的庞式骗局时可能会有帮凶。知情人士称,调查人员尚未排除其家庭成员参与此事的可能性。截至本月,马多夫的兄弟和侄女还担任着该公司的职务,此前他的妻子也在公司中任职。除了马多夫之外,还没有人被指控从事了不当行为。

审计马多夫会计报表的三人会计师事务所一直在索要各种信息。长期在马多夫手下工作的弗兰克•迪帕斯凯利(Frank DiPascali)接受了质询,调查人员称其在回答质询时“闪烁其词”。迪帕斯凯利的律师对迪帕斯凯利在该公司中的作用不予置评。

马多夫于12月11日被逮捕,目前在家中监视居住。他利用其投资顾问业务的非公开性和多年来良好稳定的回报率吸引投资者。诺贝尔奖获得者魏瑟尔(Elie Wiesel)运营的基金会本周证实,曾向马多夫基金投资了1,530万美元,这几乎是其全部的资产。

一些投资者是由从全球各地吸引投资者的支线基金(feeder funds)介绍加入马多夫的基金的。知情人士透露,有关部门感兴趣的是,支线基金是如何向其客户解释客户资金的投资方式的,以及这些支线基金是否兑现了他们做出的承诺。

同支线基金有牵连的人中还无人因对马多夫的调查而受到从事了不当行为的指控。
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