Per Reuters, February 28, 2014 is the deadline for indirect investors to submit claims to the Madoff Victim Fund. The fund's formula for calculating claims will, reportedly, be: cash investments less withdrawals less any prior recoveries. Judge Lifland previously ruled that indirect investors are not customers who are eligible to receive distributions directly from the Madoff liquidation. The new fund can yield recoveries for thousands of such investors. Related forms are available on http://www.madoffvictimfund.com/.
Indirect investors may wish to seek counsel before proceeding so as to consider possible consequences, including clawback and other exposures that coming forward may create.
BY JONATHAN STEMPEL
NEW YORK Mon Nov 18, 2013 4:57pm EST
(Reuters) - Thousands of victims of Bernard Madoff's fraud, including many who have so far recovered nothing, may start pursuing an additional $2.35 billion to cover some of their losses, U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara in New York said on Monday.
The sum represents money obtained by federal prosecutors through criminal and civil forfeiture actions since Madoff's massive Ponzi scheme was uncovered in December 2008.
It is being held in a Madoff Victim Fund and overseen by special master Richard Breeden, a former U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission chairman.