The Office of the United States Department of Justice for the Southern District of New York has compiled a resource page with links to PDFs of court documents from the United States v. Bernard L. Madoff criminal case 09 Cr. 213 (DC). The case began on December 11, 2008, when Bernard L. Madoff was arrested on a criminal complaint alleging one count of securities fraud.
On March 10, 2009, a Criminal Information was filed in Manhattan federal court charging Bernard L. Madoff with eleven felony charges including securities fraud, investment adviser fraud, mail fraud, wire fraud, three counts of money laundering, false statements, perjury, false filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), and theft from an employee benefit plan. The criminal case concluded on March 12, 2009 when Madoff pleaded guilty to all eleven counts in the Information. Bernard Madoff’s guilty plea allocution can be found at page 23 of the Transcript of the March 12, 2009 Guilty Plea Proceeding,
Madoff faces a statutory maximum sentence of 150 years’ incarceration. Madoff is also subject to mandatory restitution and faces fines up to twice the gross gain or loss derived from the offenses.
The site has links to http://www.madoff.com/ where the receiver will be posting information about its activities and to http://www.sipc.org/ where the trustee will be posting information about its activities. Investors and other interested parties should consult those websites for more information.