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Trustee: Mets sought fraud insurance

Updated: May 20, 2011, 8:58 AM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- A court-appointed trustee says the owners of the New York Mets reaped profits from Bernard Madoff's financial Ponzi scheme even as they shopped for insurance to protect themselves in case the scam collapsed.

Trustee Irving Picard says partners in Sterling Equities contacted a broker to ask about insuring their account with Madoff in February 2001. In one handwritten note, court records say partner Arthur Friedman wrote the insurance should cover "fraud or fidelity" with ...

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