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NO ONE WOULD LISTEN: A True Financial Thriller
Author: Harry Markopolos
Pages: 376; Hardback
Cover: Hard cover with dust jacket
Publish date: March 2010
Published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
the Foreword by David Einhorn, President and Founder of Greenlight Capital and
author of “Fooling Some of the People All of the Time”
NO ONE WOULD LISTEN: A True Financial Thriller is the story of Harry Markopolos, the whistleblower who uncovered Bernie Madoff’s Ponzi scheme 10 years before the rest of the world learned of the biggest financial crime in history. While a lot has been written about Madoff’s scam, few actually know the dramatic details of how Markopolos and a small group of sleuths, who he dubbed “The Foxhounds,” went about investigating and slowly peeling away the layers of fraud that reached around the globe.
Markopolos submitted irrefutable proof about Madoff’s scheme to the S.E.C. four different times. Unfortunately, no one listened; until the damage to investors reached into the multi billions. Since that time, Markopolos has openly testified and questioned the enforcement and fraud investigation capabilities of the Securities and Exchange Commission and has become one of the world’s most visible and insightful whistleblowers.
In NO ONE WOULD LISTEN, Harry Markopolos:
NO ONE WOULD LISTEN ends with a list of concrete recommendations Markopolos was asked to make in 2009 to the S.E.C. and the Senate Banking committee in order to turn the S.E.C. into the effective regulatory force it is meant to be. However, the question remains: Is anyone listening now?
Harry Markopolos, is a former securities industry executive turned independent financial fraud investigator, was the whistleblower who provided credible and detailed evidence several times from 2000-2008 that should have prompted an immediate investigation by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission into Bernie Madoff’s $65 billion Ponzi scheme. Markopolos’s investigation was assisted by his investigative team, including Frank Casey, Neil Chelo, and Michael Ocrant.
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