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The most notorious corporate scammers in U.S. history

Cheapism Logo By Mia Taylor of Cheapism | Slide 3 of 14: With the exception of Charles Ponzi himself, Bernie Madoff is possibly the most notorious swindler in the history of corporate crime. He died in April while serving a 150-year prison sentence. His $65 billion Ponzi scheme came crashing down in 2008, but it wasn't until April 2009 that federal agents began seizing his yachts and homes in the opening salvo of court-ordered seizures of his sprawling assets.

Bernie Madoff

With the exception of Charles Ponzi himself, Bernie Madoff is possibly the most notorious swindler in the history of corporate crime. He died in April while serving a 150-year prison sentence. His $65 billion Ponzi scheme came crashing down in 2008, but it wasn't until April 2009 that federal agents began seizing his yachts and homes in the opening salvo of court-ordered seizures of his sprawling assets.

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