Sports Now

Sports news from Los Angeles and beyond

« Previous Post | Sports Now Home | Next Post »

Mets' Fred Wilpon among victims in alleged investment fraud

Record-setting closer Francisco Rodriguez, who signed a three-year, $37-million free-agent contract with the New York Mets this week, may want to collect that in cash rather than check. That's because Mets owner Fred Wilpon and partner Saul Katz may have lost as much as $300 million in the fraudulent investment scheme allegedly run by Wall Street tycoon Bernard Madoff, according to CNBC.

Wilpon's Sterling Equities, which owns the Mets, the minor league Brooklyn Cyclones and real estate in New York and Florida, confirmed to the New York Post that it had invested money with Madoff but wouldn't say how much. The company also declined to speculate on how the losses would affect the Mets.

Madoff has been charged with duping investors of as much as $50 billion in what authorities allege was a long-running Ponzi scheme.

-- Kevin Baxter

 
Comments  ()

Connect

Recommended on Facebook


Advertisement

In Case You Missed It...

Video


About the Reporters
Sports Now is written by the entire Sports department of the L.A. Times.



Tweets and retweets from L.A. Times staff writers.

Categories


Archives
 


Bleacher Report | Los Angeles

Reader contributions from Times partner Bleacher Report

More on Bleacher Report »




Get Alerts on Your Mobile Phone

Sign me up for the following lists: