Originally Posted by dougdirt
Furgeson and Lederer were involved, that we know of, in only that they got paid via money from the scheme. That doesn't suggest that they were knowing participants at all. They were board members, but that doesn't mean that they knew what all was going on, especially when it came to moving money around.
The problem is with a ponzi scheme is that the money they were paid does not belong to them. So while they may not be guilty of anything, the amount of money paid to them illegally will have to be returned. Its similar to the situation the Wilpons face with Madoff. They didn't do anything illegal but they received funds that didn't belong to them and they will have to be repaid.