Madoff Trustee: JPMorgan Owes $19B

    JP Morgan Chase building sign, Friday, Feb. 4, 2011 in New York.  E-mails and other internal documents show that executives at JPMorgan Chase were complicit in Bernard Madoff's massive fraud, lawyers seeking to recover funds for his victims said Thursday.

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    Irving Picard, the man tasked with seeking damages for the victims of Bernard Madoff’s massive Ponzi scheme, has filed a claim for $19 billion in damages from JPMorgan, Madoff’s former bank. The $19 billion figure is triple the number Picard previously sought, and the amended complaint also includes a jury demand. These damages are in addition to the $1 billion sought in fraudulent transfers and equitable claims. In the complaint, Picard called the bank “thoroughly complicit” in Madoff’s Ponzi scheme. JPMorgan has not commented yet.

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