The Department of Justice announced today that the Madoff Victim Fund (MVF) began its seventh distribution of approximately $568 million in funds forfeited to the U.S. government in connection with the Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC (BLMIS) fraud scheme, bringing the total distributed to over $3.7 billion to nearly 40,000 victims worldwide.
In this distribution, payments will be sent to nearly 31,000 victims across the globe, bringing their total recovery to 81.35%. This distribution represents the seventh in a series of payments that will eventually return over $4 billion to victims as compensation for losses they suffered from the collapse of the BLMIS. More than 2,600 victims will receive their first payment from MVF in this distribution.
“This distribution provides nearly 31,000 victims additional financial recovery from the egregious crimes committed by Bernard Madoff,” said Assistant Attorney General Kenneth A. Polite Jr….