The nature of fraud case analysis

 
   

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See the “Madoff Securities” case for this question.

Background

CNBC’S 2008 COVERAGE OF BERNIE MADOFF’S PONZI SCHEME

 BERNIE MADOFF’S ‘SCAM OF THE CENTURY’: TEN YEAR LATER 

 

Provide a narrated power point with answers to these questions:

  1. Research recent developments involving this case. Summarize these developments in a bullet format. There are two news summaries in order to get you started
  2. Suppose that a large investment firm had approximately 10 percent of its total assets invested in funds managed by Madoff Securities. What audit procedures should the investment firm’s independent auditors have applied to those assets?
  3. Professional auditing standards discuss the three key “conditions” that are typically present when a financial fraud occurs and identify a lengthy list of “fraud risk factors.” Briefly explain the difference between a fraud “condition” and a “fraud risk factor” and provide examples of each. What fraud conditions and fraud risk factors were apparently present in the Madoff case?
  4. In addition to the reforms mentioned in this case, recommend other financial reporting and auditing-related reforms that would likely be effective in preventing or detecting frauds similar to that perpetrated by Madoff.