Madoff’s Employees To Get $28 Million


Investors may be left with nothing but the employees of Bernard Madoff’s firm need another $28 million in pay.

From the Associated Press:

A trustee presiding over the liquidation of Bernard Madoff’s investment firm says he plans to spend $28.1 million on employee salaries and other costs.

Court papers filed in federal bankruptcy court in Manhattan on Friday show that Bank of New York Mellon Corp. has agreed to transfer the money to Trustee Irving Picard.

The court papers say the trustee is in “urgent need of funding for immediate costs of administration of the debtor’s estate.”

They added that $883,000 had already been transferred to the trustee to pay employees their salaries and health care benefits.

Anyone objecting to the transfer of the $28 million was invited to attend a bankruptcy hearing on the matter at 10 a.m. EST Tuesday. A bankruptcy judge must still approve the deal.