According to singer and actor Leslie Jordan, Bernie Madoff stole money from one of the stars of The Golden Girls while running his infamous Ponzi scheme. What was the Madoff scandal, which of the girls did Jordan say became one of his victims, and how did it seemingly impact her at the end of her life?

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The Bernie Madoff Ponzi scheme

Aside from being a criminal, Madoff was an investment manager and former NASDAQ-chairman. In 2009, he pleaded guilty to masterminding what’s considered the largest financial fraud in history according to NBC News. Investigators claimed he defrauded more than 40,000 people of approximately $65 billion over four decades.

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