Originally Posted by bucksfan2
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.
Well sure, but I read your post in a way that to me at least, implied that they had something to do with creating the scheme/knowing it was going on. We simply don't know that, so I wanted to point that out.