If you visit this site periodically, you may have taken the time to check out the links on the right, or maybe not. One of them is written by an extremely interesting guy named Jon Taplin, who seems to have done everything at a high level at some point....movie maker, financial exec, college professor, just to name a few.
Taplin believes that Madoff may have been connected to the mob (I know that my Dad will want to check this out, as he was convinced everyone in Buffalo was in the mob, and was probably half right!). I won't try to explain his theories, other than there are some seedy connections for a guy like Madoff to have, and Taplin also believes that the reason no one has stepped forward from S. America to complain about their losses is that he was laundering drug money. Read posts from yesterday and today here, and see if it makes sense to you.
This may sound like wild conspiracy theory stuff, but that is not what Taplin does. He's a really smart guy who is great at connecting dots from all over. It will be interesting to see if he's right this time.