Despite a deep, close and extremely lucrative relationship that lasted decades, JP Morgan Chase wasn't even required to publicly disclose the information that detailed its complicity in Madoff's scheme, including how much money it made and how.
Surprisingly, a few days later Warren Buffett made the same observation. He said "the Fed is the greatest hedge fund in history." For Warren, this is great. He is on the receiving end of the biggest transfer of wealth in history from workers and savers to borrowers and speculators.
JP Morgan could be "complicit", i.e. aiding and abetting the Madoff Ponzi scheme, by omission -- that is not fulfilling its duty as a fiduciary -- as well as by commission, according to white collar lawyers I have consulted today.
Another day, another Ponzi scheme. R. Allen Stanford's take: $8 Billion. Not chump change, of course, but neither does it put him in Madoff's league. But the Stanford scandal has set a linguistic record.