Client's $5.1 billion take said to be six times bigger than Madoff's


When the Madoff Ponzi scheme first came to light last December, I guessed that it had taken a village to pull it off. A lawyer suing Madoff on behalf of a trust has uncovered some of those village idiots.

As I posted, Madoff had eight clients who would tell him how much money they wanted each year and Madoff would manufacture the fake documents needed to give them that money and to spare them from paying taxes on it.