Peter Henning

Professor of Law, Wayne State University

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Professor at Wayne State University Law School, he prosecuted bank fraud cases during the savings and loan scandals of the late 1980's

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After pleading guilty to  11 felony counts  in federal court today,  Bernard Madoff  did not go home to his Upper East Side apartment, but to jail, until he is sentenced on June 16.

Bernard Madoff: Behind Bars

After pleading guilty to 11 felony counts in federal court today, Bernard Madoff did not go home to his Upper East Side apartment, but to jail, until he is sentenced on June 16.

from Which Way, L.A.?

Bernard Madoff  told a federal court he was "ashamed" and "sorry," but that his massive Ponzi scheme was designed to "satisfy" his "clients."

Bernard Madoff: Behind Bars

Bernard Madoff told a federal court he was "ashamed" and "sorry," but that his massive Ponzi scheme was designed to "satisfy" his "clients."

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The  Enron  case took four months to try, but the jury needed just 31 hours to reach its verdicts.

Enron Verdicts

The Enron case took four months to try, but the jury needed just 31 hours to reach its verdicts.

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