Charities may not only have been Bernard Madoff's victims but also his enablers, most probably unknowingly — but some, possibly, knowingly. Mitchell Zuckoff of Fortune magazine, in an article on dated Jan. 5, 2009, “Charities: The Foundation of Madoff's Scheme?” hypothesized that it was money from the charitable foundations and endowments that helped Madoff continue his Ponzi scheme for decades, when most Ponzi schemes typically fail within a year ...

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