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Jim Sterngold

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Senior special writer for the Wall Street Journal and author of the forthcoming book, On the Cancer Frontier: One Man, One Disease, and a Medical Revolution; former Los Angeles Bureau Chief for the San Francisco Chronicle

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Five years ago,  Bernard Madoff  confessed to a $17 billion Ponzi scheme, the biggest in history, insisting that he acted alone.

JP Morgan May Face Criminal Action in Madoff Case

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