Bernie Madoff is only one of the white-collar offenders exposed this year for bilking the country out of millions. Whether stealing from dying family members or taxpayers, plenty of big wigs managed to land themselves in fancy prisons for decades to come. Though some of the execs we've compiled below have yet to have their cases resolved, its still been a banner year for white-collar charges. Click through and vote for 2009's most egregious high-flying white-collar cases.
Dubbed the “Mini-Madoff,” Cosmo was arrested in January 2009 for allegedly cheating clients of his company, Agape World Inc., out of more than $400 million. Much of the company’s money went to Cosmo, who indulged in limousines and funded a children’s baseball leagues. He is said to have kept a large number of ex-cons on his payroll, some with histories of robbery and heroin trading.
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